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State Police Arrest Idaho Murder Suspect

A southern Idaho man, wanted on a charge of murdering his friend, was arrested by state police Tuesday in Kootenai County. Jerry G. Cloward, 45, of Challis, was stopped by three officers on U.S. Highway 95 near Chilco. Authorities had been looking for Cloward since Sunday, when he allegedly shot and killed another man in Custer County.

Suspected Murderer May Be In Area

Authorities are looking for a California man wanted for murder and robbery who has "associates" in the Northwest. Michael Angelo Jendrock, 23, is wanted by the FBI and San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department. He also is wanted on charges of attempted murder and unlawful flight, the Spokane Police Department said.

Police Searching For Shooting Suspect

Spokane police are searching for a man accused of trying to shoot his girlfriend following a Wednesday afternoon dispute at a Browne's Addition apartment. Gunshots rang out in the 2100 block of West Riverside about 1:30 p.m.

Sandpoint Residents Evacuate For Arrest

Sandpoint authorities evacuated a neighborhood Saturday afternoon to arrest a man suspected in a Montana shooting. Randy Hoyle, who is also wanted on several warrants in Bonner County, was arrested at 417 Washington St. Police say Hoyle also goes by the name Randy Porath.

Family Members Buried; Suspect Faces Extradition

Reta Wyman and her son Paul were buried Monday as the man accused in a gun and fire attack on the Wyman family faced a federal magistrate in Texas. Carl Sidney Race was captured on a beach at Corpus Christi, Texas, last Saturday, one week after authorities say he shot four members of the Wyman family and set fire to their farm home outside Miles City.

Inmate Escapes From Prison Gym

An inmate serving time for burglary and possession of a controlled substance escaped from North Idaho Correctional Institution Friday night. Warden Jim Rehder said Cameron D. Hayworth, 19, of the Pocatello area, escaped from the prison's gym area sometime after 7 p.m. Friday, the last time he was seen. No vehicles were spotted in the area at the time of the escape. Hayworth was wearing a light gray jacket, green pants, green shirt and green stocking cap. He is 5-feet 9-inches tall and 165 pounds, with blue eyes and blond hair. Hayworth would have been eligible for probation in the next 90 days, Rehder said. However, there also were pending felony charges against Hayworth in Utah concerning writing of bad checks, the warden said, which "may have made him a little nervous."

Police Save Prisoner By Shooting Crocodile

Police saved a fleeing prisoner from a 13-foot crocodile that was about to attack him in a remote Outback river. Raymond Rankin, 36, was trying to escape from two officers when he ran into the Ord River in Australia's far northwest, police said Thursday. Sgt. Cliff Austin said the crocodile slid into the river from the opposite bank and swam towards Rankin as he waded across. "The two policemen saw the croc and shouted warnings but he probably couldn't hear," Austin said of the Saturday incident. "They fired a couple of shots at the crocodile and it went under. Rankin vanished into scrubland after reaching the opposite bank. Police didn't know whether they hit the crocodile or not. Rankin escaped Oct. 1 from a local jail, where he was awaiting trial on charges of threatening to kill, deprivation of liberty of another person, assault occasioning actual bodily harm, burglary and traffic offenses.

Injured Man Outruns Deputies

Although hobbled by an ankle injury, a man escaped from Spokane County sheriff's deputies who had taken him to the hospital for treatment Saturday night. Deputies arrested Michael P. Groves, 25, on suspicion of second-degree burglary. They took him to Sacred Heart Medical Center where he outran deputies about 7 p.m., said Lt. David Wiyrick, a sheriff's department spokesman. Groves was last seen running south about three blocks from the hospital. Groves is 5 feet, 3 inches tall and weighs 150 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes and was wearing a blue shirt, pants and one shoe. Wiyrick urged anyone who has seen Groves to use caution and call Crime Check at 456-2233.

Pair Flees Wagon Train At Boise Stop

Authorities are searching for two young men who walked away from the VisionQuest wagon train in Boise. The train is a hard-work alternative to incarceration for 50 youths convicted of crimes, including 12 from Idaho.