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Investigation continues in Idaho fugitive shooting

Wed., April 6, 2011, 8:47 a.m.

A man who was shot and injured by an Idaho State Police officer near Coeur d’Alene in February has been returned to the Montana State Prison and could face charges for walking away from a Helena prerelease center in October.

Mark Maykopet had been charged with battery, eluding a police officer and being a fugitive from justice after a traffic stop in Kootenai County that led to the shooting death of Maykopet’s common-law wife, 40-year-old Christie Little of Butte.

Kootenai County officials told The Montana Standard on Monday that the Idaho charges against Maykopet were dropped because more time was needed to investigate the Feb. 7 shooting. The charges could be refiled.

Prison spokeswoman Linda Moodry says Maykopet was returned on March 28. He is also known by the name Mark Macy Jr.

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