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Warrant issued for sexual predator

Fri., Nov. 11, 2005

The Kootenai County prosecutor’s office has issued a warrant for a 30-year-old violent sexual predator whose last known address was in Post Falls.

Harold Edward Martin was convicted in Washington of raping a relative at knifepoint and attacking his woman counselor during sex offender therapy, according to a press release.

Kootenai County Deputy Prosecutor Betsy Black said Martin listed 1131 N. Day Lane, Post Falls, as his address when he registered as a sex offender Aug. 24. She said he was evicted from the residence and hasn’t lived there since about Oct. 1.

She said he reportedly returned to the home Oct. 27 and was seen leaving on foot, but hasn’t been seen since.

Black said Martin is considered “an extremely dangerous person” and poses a risk to the community.

Martin also lived in Spokane. According to community notices issued by Spokane police over the past several years, Martin participated in prison sex offender treatment programs on three occasions.

He has a total of 10 convictions in Washington, including incest, rape, battery, unlawful entry and repeatedly failing to register as a sex offender.

Authorities in Idaho and Washington have classified Martin as a violent sexual predator, a designation that means he is at a high risk of offending again. Bail has been preset at $50,000 upon Martin’s capture.

Martin is described as 5 feet 6, 180 pounds with brown hair and hazel eyes. He has a two-inch scar on his wrist.

Anyone with information on Martin is asked to notify law enforcement.

Meanwhile, authorities continue to look for a violent sexual predator who was released from prison in Idaho but failed to report to the Boise homeless shelter where he said he would be staying.

Donovan Robert Carlton, a 55-year-old with a lengthy history of violent crimes, was convicted in 2001 in Kootenai County of assault with intent to commit lewd conduct. According to court records, Carlton molested an 8-year-old boy.

Carlton has been known to use the alias Norman Spencer.


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