County Administration

Prosecuting Attorney

Randy Neal

Prosecuting Attorney

Office Number: 208-529-1348



Office Organization

The Prosecuting Attorney is the voice of the citizens of Bonneville County in the courts of law.

We are dedicated to keeping our community safe. We are a fast-paced, high-volume office whose employees dedicate themselves to our team effort. The Bonneville County Prosecuting Attorney is assisted by 11 deputy prosecutors, 13 administrative staff, and 1 special agent in 4 divisions:

Criminal Division

Jefferey L. Thomason, Jr.,  Acting Division Chief

Penelope North Shaul, Deputy Division Chief

Nine attorneys represent the State of Idaho as trial attorneys in the prosecution of criminal actions in Juvenile, Magistrate, and District Court proceedings and assist the Prosecuting Attorney in performing all statutory and constitutional functions.

Civil Division

Two attorneys provide legal counsel to all Bonneville County elected officials, department heads, and numerous county agencies and departments. Serving the role as an in-house law firm for the county, the Civil Division works to prevent or solve a wide range of legal problems by issuing formal written opinions and memoranda, providing general day-to-day legal advice, and handling civil litigation to which Bonneville County is a party, whether as a plaintiff or defendant.

Administration Division

Legal Assistants support attorneys in the criminal division with their caseloads, drafting pleadings, fulfilling the prosecutor’s discovery obligations and maintaining various office files and office data systems.

Victim/Witness coordinators ensure crime victims and witnesses are provided assistance in interacting with the criminal justice system.  In particular, these skilled employees work closely with victims of all types of crimes to ensure their rights are protected and that they have the support they need to assist in prosecutions. They additionally assist victims with applying for victim’s compensation and restitution.

Investigations Division

Special Agents of the Prosecuting Attorney are certified peace officers in the State of Idaho with the same authority as other licensed law enforcement officers.  The investigations division supports deputy prosecuting attorneys in the preparation of major cases for jury trial conducting background investigations on defendants to support a just sentence. Special Agents work with all law enforcement agencies in the county to develop stronger cases for prosecution.

Mission statement

The mission of the Bonneville County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office is to do justice.  

  • We serve our community, support victims and families, and hold criminals accountable.
  • We vigorously, justly, and efficiently prosecute those who commit crimes by using all reasonable and lawful means to detect, arrest, indict and convict those who commit crimes in Bonneville County.
  • We strive to provide excellent legal advice and services to the governing bodies and elected officials of Bonneville County.
  • We strive to be effective advocates for the continuous improvement of the judicial system.
  • We hold ourselves to the highest standards of professionalism and ethics in the practice of law.
  • We ensure the rights of crime victims to be treated with fairness, compassion and respect and pursuing justice for all.