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Man Who Fired At Idaho State Police During Pursuit And Kidnapped Rathdrum Woman Sentenced

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58-year-old Mitchell Lee Walck plead guilty to charges of Robbery, Kidnapping, and Aggravated Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer back in February. 58-year-old Mitchell Lee Walck plead guilty to charges of Robbery, Kidnapping, and Aggravated Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer back in February.
KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - A man arrested for a series of crimes that started in November 2012 in Spirit Lake will most likely be spending the rest of his life in prison. 

58-year-old Mitchell Lee Walck plead guilty to charges of Robbery, Kidnapping, and Aggravated Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer back in February. Walck was being pursued by officers through the Spirit Lake and Rathdrum area in November 2012 when his vehicle hit spike strips. Walck fled on foot and fired his gun at an Idaho State Police officer who was giving chase. Once Walck fired his gun, the pursuit was called off and despite searching the wooded area, police were never able to find him. 

The next day, Walck kidnapped a Rathdrum-area resident at gunpoint and forced her to feed him and clean his clothes. Walck took the woman to Washington, then back into Idaho, and then east into Montana and North Dakota. He eventually dropped the woman off in Glendive, Montana, where she called police. Walck was arrested in Bismark, North Dakota four days later. 

On Tuesday, District Judge Fred Gibler sentenced Walck to a fixed term of twenty years in prison, and an indeterminate sentence of up to life for Robbery. Judge Gibler also sentenced Walck to a fixed term of twenty years, plus an additional five years of indeterminate time for Kidnapping, and a fixed term of ten years for Aggravated Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer. 
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