A fugitive has been extradited to Missoula County, Mont., following an arrest near Picabo in September.
Craig William Huff, 30, had failed to appear on a felony charge of theft in Montana and also had active warrants out of Bingham, Jerome and Twin Falls counties in Idaho at the time of his arrest on Sept. 29.
Huff was booked into the Missoula County Jail on Feb. 7, after being detained in the Blaine County jail since his arrest.
According to a probable-cause affidavit written by Blaine County Sheriff’s Deputy Chris Harrison, Harrison was patrolling west on U.S. Highway 20 when he observed a white 2019 Ford F150 traveling east at a high rate of speed. Huff, the driver and sole occupant of the truck, was pulled over for going 87 mph. When asked for his identification, Huff handed Harrison a business card for a truck dealership in Elko, Nev., with the name Casey Mitchell, claiming to be Mitchell and refusing to give a driver’s license or other formal proof of identification.
Following his arrest, law enforcement ran the vehicle identification number of the Ford and discovered that it was reported stolen from Gallagher Ford in Elko. After speaking with an officer from the Elko Police Department who identified Huff, Blaine County deputies placed him under arrest for providing false information.
While in Blaine County jail, he was served with a felony warrant as a fugitive from justice from Montana. According to 5th District Court records, Huff was not prosecuted on the charge of providing false information.
After pleading guilty to a misdemeanor charge of resisting or obstructing officers in Jerome County, Idaho, on Jan. 6, Huff was sentenced to 107 days in jail with all days credited for time served in Blaine County. On Jan. 10 in Twin Falls County, Huff pleaded guilty to misdemeanor providing false information and was sentenced to 103 days in jail with all time credited.
In Bingham County, Huff still faces a citation for failure to pay fines in a 2016 misdemeanor case of failure to purchase or having an invalid driver’s license.
According to the Missoula County jail’s website, Huff faces a felony theft charge in Montana.