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Police searching for fugitive near Plummer

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Police in north Idaho are searching for John Crispin Police in north Idaho are searching for John Crispin
BENEWAH COUNTY, Idaho - A manhunt is underway north of Plummer after police say a wanted fugitive fired tried to run them over with a pickup.

The Benewah County Sheriff's Office confirmed at approximately 11:20am Friday morning, Tribal Police Officers attempted to stop a white Chevy pickup believed to be driven by John Crispin, a fugitive currently wanted by US Marshals. The Sheriff's Office says Crispin has a long history of offenses, including firearms violations, multiple aggravated assaults, battery and resisting a police officer. 

When Tribal Officers tried to pull over Crispin's pickup, he failed to stop and led police on a pursuit north on Highway 95. About two miles north of County Line Road on Highway 95, officers say Crispin tried to run them over with his pickup, and at this point an officer fired two shots into Crispin's pickup. It is unclear if Crispin was hit. It was originally reported by law enforcement that Crispin had fired shots at them, however it does not appear that was case. Crispin's pickup was found broken down, but Crispin was not in the area. 

At this time, Tribal Police, and deputies with the Kootenai County and Benewah County Sheriff's Office all joined in the search, but Crispin was not found. 

Law enforcement agencies are asking everyone to please avoid the area as Crispin is considered armed and dangerous. 

If you see the suspect, do not approach him. If you have any info, please call 911 or tribal police dispatch at 208-686-2099.

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