Former Idaho sheriff returning to face charges - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Former Idaho sheriff returning to face charges

LEWISTON, Idaho. - A former northern Idaho sheriff has waived extradition in Louisiana, paving the way for his return to Idaho to face charges of being an accessory to burglary.

Jim Dorion, the former Nez Perce County Sheriff, waived extradition Tuesday and signed papers allowing his return to the state.

Dorion, 49, was arrested in Shreveport, La., in March days after the Idaho Attorney General filed charges against him in Lewiston.

He is charged with felony accessory to burglary for allegedly helping a burglar evade capture by giving him information about investigations into his crimes.

Idaho State Police are coordinating Dorion's return to the state. Officials say it's unlikely Dorion will be incarcerated in Lewiston.

Dorion was removed from office in 2008 after county officials became suspicious of his claims of taking medical leave to treat cancer.

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