Northern Idaho police search for shooting suspect
The FBI is offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to a man suspected of firing at an Idaho State Police trooper during a chase and later kidnapping a Rathdrum woman who was dropped off unharmed in eastern Montana.
Kootenai County court records say a woman called 9-1-1 Sunday to report her sister-in-law said she had been kidnapped at gunpoint by Mitchell Lee Walck, who had been hiding at her house after a police pursuit Saturday in which an officer was fired upon.
Investigators say the 62-year-old woman was released unharmed in Glendive, Mont.
Walck was last seen driving the woman's 2005 silver Subaru Forester with Idaho license plate K230050. The woman said Walck took two guns from her house.
A warrant was issued for Walck's arrest based on the kidnapping charge.
The Region One Critical Incident Task Force is investigating the early morning officer involved shooting in Rathdrum. The Post Falls Police Department is assisting in the investigation.
Walck is a transient who is known to frequent churches in attempt to solicit assistance. He has been known to repeatedly change his appearance, shaving all but his mustache, dying it and his hair black. He is 5'7" tall and 175 pounds, with brown eyes.
Walck should be considered armed and dangerous. If you see him, authorities urge you to call 9-1-1.