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UPDATE: N. Idaho Sheriff Releases Details In Fatal Chase

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Authorities say a northern Idaho man accused of threatening to set his wife on fire was trying to get the woman to drop felony charges against him in that case when he kidnapped her at gunpoint and fled police.

The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office released new details Tuesday in the death of 52-year-old Daniel Zehm, who authorities say fatally shot himself Saturday after police flattened his vehicle tires.

Sheriff Rocky Watson says Zehm pepper-sprayed his wife, Sondra, earlier that day and was armed when forcing her into the vehicle. She escaped by jumping from the moving van and was not hurt.

Watson says Zehm wanted his wife to drop charges stemming from his Nov. 20 arrest on allegations that he doused her in gasoline, threatening to light her on fire.

   

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