(Driggs, Idaho) - Yesterday, the Teton County, Idaho Sheriff's Department released news that Jackson resident Erik Martin Ohlson had been charged with two counts of first degree murder in the death of Jennifer S. Nalley, 39 of Driggs, and her unborn child.
Since the original news has come out, more information has surfaced about
the nature of the alleged murder.
According to an affidavit from the District Court of the 7th Judicial
District of the State of Idaho, in the very early morning of July 5, Ohlson
was arrested for a DUI by the Teton County, Idaho Sheriff's Office.
Court documents state that the deputy was dispatched to a report of a
downed powerline on North Highway 33. The deputy observed a silver truck
that appeared to have crashed into the pole. Ohlsen was arrested and
charged with Excessive DUI and Open Container, and blew a .243 on the
At approximately 11:19 a.m. on July 5, Teton County, Idaho Sheriff's Office
received a call from Nalley's uncle John Niendorf, who had found her
unresponsive at her cabin.
Idaho State Police Detective Matt Wall interviewed Ohlson, who revealed
that he was the boyfriend of Nalley and that he was aware that she was
The court affidavit also states that "Ohlson went to Nalley's residence
intending to scare Nalley." It says that he had been drinking and put his
gun in his back pocket. The report states that Ohlson knocked on the door
and when it opened that Nalley rushed forward and may have pushed him. It
states that Ohlson removed his gun and started firing at Nalley.
The report states that:
"Ohlson said he shot Nalley once in the chest, maybe more than once. Ohlson
said he continued to fire his gun and Nalley fell to the ground. Ohlson
continued to shoot Nalley until his gun ran out of bullets. Ohlson believes
he fired 8 or 9 times."
The affidavit states that he walked away from the cabin and tried to shoot
himself, but was unable to do so. He then drive his vehicle into the
powerline, intending to kill himself.
*Feature Photo: Erik Martin Ohlson booking photo. h/t Teton County Idaho