2 arrested in Idaho considered persons of interest in Missoula stabbing
MISSOULA, Mont. Officials in Idaho have identified two suspects arrested Tuesday and believed to be persons of interest in Monday’s grocery store stabbing and suspicious motel death.
Post Falls police Sgt. Kirk Rosenau confirmed Scott Price and Sarah McKnight are believed to be wanted in connection with the stabbing in Missoula.
The two were arrested on charges unrelated to Monday’s crimes. A press release from the Missoula Police Department says one is being held for violation of pretrial supervision and the other is held for a conditional release violation. They are both in the Kootenai County Jail in Coeur d’Alene.
Officials say no charges have been filed related to the stabbing and homicide.
Price is also suspected in the Dec. 14 murder of a 78 year old Miles City man. According to The Associated Press, Price was at large since Monday.cheap jerseys
Witnesses said the man fled the scene in a black Honda sedan driven by another person.
About 45 minutes later, a second stabbing was reported at the nearby Super 8 hotel on Brooks Street.
When police arrived, they discovered the dead body of an adult female in one of the rooms. The cause and manner of her death are pending an autopsy at the Montana State Crime Lab.
A black Honda parked behind the motel was later impounded.
Detective Sergeant Jim Klawitter said the two incidents appear to be related, although he declined to give further details about their investigation.
«There are a variety of reasons,» Klawitter explained. «Some things we know and don’t want to release to the public. Some things we don’t know and are investigating.»
Detectives are asking for the public’s help. Anyone with information about the stabbing or suspicious death can call Detective Jamie Merrifield at 552 6291.
People should also be on the lookout for a red 2009 Chevrolet Malibu with Montana plate number 4 46117B.
One suspect is described as male, 6 feet tall, about 200 pounds and wearing a hat and a longer style black jacket.
No description has been provided for the second suspect.
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