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Husband of missing Clarkston woman ordered to stay in jail

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COEUR d'ALENE, Idaho - The husband of a missing Clarkston woman appeared in court Monday on a firearms charge. Last week Charles Capone was arrested on a federal charge of felon in possession of a firearm.

On Monday a judge ordered Capone to remain in custody based on evidence of him possessing a firearm and past violent crimes.

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Charles Capone was arrested at his business in Moscow on last Thursday. He appeared before a Boise judge Friday via video conference from Coeur d'Alene and was ordered held pending a detention hearing Monday.

Capone's estranged wife, 40-year-old Rachael Anderson, has been missing since April 16. Federal court records indicate Capone is a person of interest in Anderson's disappearance and that she filed a report with Clarkston police on Jan. 2 alleging he had pushed and strangled her. She filed for divorce on Jan. 7 after three months of marriage. One of her daughters says Anderson had been receiving disturbing phone calls and feared for her life. Court records say Capone pleaded guilty to a federal charge of felony bank larceny in October 1997.

Daughter's of Rachael Anderson say Charles Capone's arrest comes as no surprise to them. They believe Capone was stalking their mother and that he knows more about her disappearance than he is saying.

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CLARKSTON, Wash. - Investigators have found Rachael Anderson's cell phone. At this point, according to Clarkston Police Chief, Joel Hastings, they can not say where the phone was found. Chief Hastings can say that investigators are examining the phone to develop other investigative leads to help them fine the missing woman.

Detectives continue to follow leads into the disappearance of 40-year-old Rachael Anderson. The last significant development, prior to finding the cell phone, was Anderson's  97' GMC Yukon being located. The vehicle was found in north Lewiston Idaho last Wednesday afternoon and has been transported to the police station for further examination. 

Anderson's daughters reported her missing after not showing up for work. The Asotin County Sheriff's Office said she recently reported being harassed.

Anderson is 5'4'', 120 lbs. with black hair and brown eyes.

Anderson's daughter Amber created a facebook page for her mother.  Here's a message posted on facebook from Amber:

"My mother was last seen In Moscow, Idaho on Friday, April 16, 2010. My sister and I reported her missing on Monday, April 19th after she failed to make it to work and we were unable to contact her. This type of behavior is very uncharacteristic of our mother. The past three months have been a nightmare for her. She was a victim of stalking and feared for her life. The stalking compelled her to sleep in the living room of her home with the lights on instead sleeping in her own bedroom".

Click here to visit Anderson's facebook page.

If you have any information on where she is, you're asked to call 509-758-2331.

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