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Washington man arrested for beating death at Silver Mountain Lodge

Washington man arrested for beating death at Silver Mountain Lodge

A Port Angeles man has been arrested on voluntary manslaughter charges after a man was beaten at Silver Mountain Lodge and later succumbed to his injuries.

Kellogg Police responded to the lodge for a reported battery on Friday, Feb. 21, the Shoshone County prosecutor's office confirmed Monday morning. When they arrived they found Eric Crouse, 42, had been assaulted.

Crouse was airlifted to Kootenai Medical Center, where he succumbed to his injuries on Feb. 22.

Brett McCallister of Port Angeles was arrested by police and is being held on a charge of voluntary manslaughter. If convicted, McCallister faces up to 15 years in prison.

An autopsy on Crouse is scheduled for Monday morning and the investigation into the incident is ongoing.

Arrests made in Bonners Ferry fundraiser theft

Arrests made in Bonners Ferry fundraiser theft

Police have arrested two suspects wanted for stealing from a Bonners Ferry business at the end of December. The suspects took an undisclosed amount cash from the business as well as money being raised to build a playground at the fairgrounds.

The suspects were arrested in another jurisdiction on an unrelated drug charge. The pair gave Montana and Nevada addresses and will be identified when formal charges are filed in District Court.

Suspects sought in Bonners Ferry fundraiser theft

Suspects sought in Bonners Ferry fundraiser theft

The Bonners Ferry Police Department is asking for information and help in identifying a man and and woman wanted in connection with stolen money from a Bonners Ferry business.

The theft also included money that had been donated for building a new playground at the fairgrounds.

The theft occurred on Friday, December 27 around 4:30 to 5:30 pm. The male and female suspects entered the business and took an undisclosed amount of money.

If you recognize either of these two, you are asked to call the Bonners Ferry Police Department at 208-267-2412.

Hayden Domino's robbed at gunpoint

Hayden Domino's robbed at gunpoint

Kootenai County Sheriff's Officers are searching for a man suspected for robbing the Domino's Pizza in Hayden at gunpoint on Friday night.

Just before 10:30 p.m. a white man, approximately six feet tall, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and a red bandana covering his face, entered Domino's, brandishing a black colored firearm and stole an undetermined amount of cash. The man then left on foot and was last seen running northbound from the restaurant.

A KCSO K9 attempted to track the suspect but was unable to locate him.

Detectives are requesting anyone that may have seen a man matching the suspect?s description in the area of the robbery, or whom may have information regarding this case to contact the Kootenai County Sheriff?s Office.

Kingston man sentenced for illegally cutting timber

Kingston man sentenced for illegally cutting timber

An Idaho man was sentenced to three years probation on Thursday after pleading guilty to one felony count of willful injury or depredation of property of the United States. The Kingston man admitted to illegally cutting down timber from the Idaho Panhandle National Forests.


An investigation was launched by the U.S. Forest Service after it was discovered that 40 green trees had been cut withing one area. A deer camera caught 51-year-old Norman Leory Bogart coming and going from the cut site.


North Idaho woman pleads guilty to bomb threat

North Idaho woman pleads guilty to bomb threat

A north Idaho woman pleaded guilty to making a phony bomb threat. Prosecutors say it was an effort to postpone her sentencing in a felony drug case.

Robin Ann Eby entered the guilty plea Monday, admitting she called in a bomb threat that emptied out the Bonner County Administration Building on the eve of last November's general election. Eby intended to call the newspaper to relay the bomb threat, but mistakenly dialed an assisted living facility in Sandpoint, which forwarded the information to authorities.

Police traced the call to Eby's cell phone. Prosecutors said she placed the call the same day she was scheduled to be sentenced for possessing methamphetamine. She will be sentenced in July for the hoax.

Man pleads guilty to tying up child

AP Wires: A northern Idaho man charged with hog-tying his 12-year-old nephew to keep him from running away has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor child endangerment.

The Bonner County Daily Bee reports Shane Lee Crawford of Laclede had been charged with felony injury to a child after the boy, who has a mild form of autism, was hog-tied a year ago. Crawford pleaded guilty Tuesday.

The plea agreement calls for a 180-day jail sentence with 135 days suspended and credit for 45 days served. The sentence would run concurrently with Crawford's sentence for misdemeanor injury to a child for choking his son.

Crawford would be under supervised probation into the fall of 2013.

Defense attorney Jeremy Featherston said his client has received counseling to help him be a better parent.