PAYETTE — A Payette man facing three felony charges connected to a road incident, which saw him run his mother off the road, will be getting his sentencing sooner after a change of plea.

Roger Wayne Lincoln, who was 59 at the time of the incident, entered a guilty plea to one charge each of aggravated battery, intimidating a witness and leaving the scene of an injury accident, all of which are felonies.

Lincoln’s sentencing hearing is currently scheduled for Nov. 1.

Lincoln originally pleaded not guilty to the charges, plus a misdemeanor of intentional destruction of a telecommunication line or telecommunication instrument, on Sept. 21, 2018. His jury trial was scheduled to begin on Sept. 11.

Lincoln had two psychological evaluations done for the case, as per the defense’s request. Both times, Lincoln was deemed competent to stand trial.

On April 19, 2018, Lincoln and his mother, Helen, were involved in a dispute. When Helen Lincoln attempted to flee the scene in a car, Roger Lincoln followed her in his car. While driving towards Payette, Roger Lincoln allegedly forced his mother off of the road by making his vehicle collide with hers.

Helen Lincoln was taken to an area hospital due to the injuries she sustained.

A warrant was issued for the arrest of Roger Lincoln, and he was found in Gooding on June 1, 2018.

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