KCSO Seeks Public’s Assistance in Locating Fugitive the Fled from Traffic Stop
Post Falls, Idaho – The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office is seeking assistance from the public in locating a fugitive that fled from a traffic stop.
On July 5, 2016 at just after 11:00 PM, a Kootenai County deputy observed a passenger car on Riverbend Avenue, near McGuire Road speeding. When the deputy attempted to stop the car, the driver turned on to Corbin Road, stopped the car and fled on foot, eastbound on the Centennial Trail.
A perimeter was set up but the driver wasn’t located. The passenger in the car identified the driver as her boyfriend, 31 year old Willis Mouton 4th of Spokane Valley, Washington. She said he fled because he hasn’t been checking in with his probation officer and feared he had a warrant for his arrest.
Deputies on scene confirmed Mouton was currently wanted on a felony nationwide extraditable warrant for Escape from Community Custody. While impounding the car Mouton fled from, deputies located drug paraphernalia commonly used to smoke methamphetamine and a small amount of heroin. They also located a hollowed out bible that contained approximately 29 grams of cocaine and a handgun that turned out to be a BB gun.
The female was released from the scene without charges.
If anyone has information as to Mouton’s whereabouts, they are asked to contact the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office at (208)446-1300. Anonymous tips can also be submitted via their website at: http://www.kcsheriff.com/anonymous-tip.html