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Boundary County couple held in Yaak murder case

Lincoln Co Sheriff photo (LIBBY)- An Idaho couple are being held without bail after their arrest for the murder of a man in the Yaak Valley last winter.

The Western News reports 28-year old Ezra Skinner and 27-year old Sarah Carpenter Skinner of Boundary County were arrested following a joint investigation with the Boundary County and Lincoln County Sheriff's departments. 

The pair are accused with the shooting death of 31-year old Travis Gillett, who's body was discovered last January in Yaak. He'd been shot multiple times. 

Gillett had been reported missing January 14th after he didn't return to Sandpoint after leaving with someone from Thompson Falls to make a delivery in the Yaak. He was known to have lived in Libby and Troy in the past. 


Lincoln County investigating slaying of Idaho man

(LIBBY)- Lincoln County authorities are trying to piece together why an Idaho man was found shot to death in the remote Yaak Valley. 

The body was discovered this past week in the snow in the town of Yaak, in the far northwestern corner of the state.

The Flathead Beacon reports the victim has been identified as 31-year old Travis Gillett, who was apparently shot multiple times. Lincoln County Sheriff Roby Bowe tells the Beacon investigators have no suspects and the case remains under investigation. 


Lincoln County toddler drowns after falling through the ice

(EURKEA)- A 2-year old boy drowned Tuesday after falling through the ice in a frozen pond outside Eureka. 

KAJ TV reports family members found the boy around 12:30 p.m. in the Edna Creek area. They tried to save the boy with CPR until rescuers could arrive and he was airlifted to Kalispell Regional Medical Center. But he couldn't be revived. 

Lincoln County Sheriff Roby Bowe says the incident underscores how dangerous conditions are now in some areas, where persistent snow and ice is finally starting to thaw in the warmer weather. He says people should be especially aware of the danger of the holes being created in the snow, especially with high water beginning to flow. 


No charges filed yet for Libby standoff 

(LIBBY)- No charges have been filed yet against a 53-year old Libby woman who aimed a rifle at her husband and held police at bay for 17-hours. 

KAJ TV reports the standoff on the outskirts of Libby started around 8:30 p.m. Monday evening and didn't end until Tuesday afternoon. 

Lincoln County Sheriff Roby Bowe says deputies, and eventually Flathead County's SWAT team, were called to the home after the woman reportedly pulled the rifle on her husband. He was able to escape the house unharmed. But negoitations with the woman stretched for hours until she surrendered around 3 p.m. Tuesday afternoon.

The woman was taken to the hospital for a medical and mental evaluation.