The longtime boyfriend of a Spirit Lake woman has been arrested on suspicion of shooting and killing her.
John Dalton, 55, was arrested Wednesday evening on suspicion of the murder of Tina Swor, according to a Kootenai County Sherriff’s Office news release.
Swor, 56, was found dead with multiple gunshot wounds on Monday afternoon, prompting a search for Dalton on Wednesday, according to an earlier release.
Deputies responded to calls that Dalton was walking around in St. Maries in Benewah County around 6 p.m. Wednesday. A Benewah County Sheriff’s deputy detained Dalton.
Officials had considered him armed and dangerous.
Kootenai County sheriffs obtained a search warrant for an unspecified hotel, which led to officers finding “evidence of the crime,” according to the news release.
Dalton was booked into Kootenai County Jail around 3 a.m. Thursday with a pending bond.
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