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Kootenai County deputies arrest wanted fugitive with 23 prior arrests

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The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office says 28-year-old Leslie Kneeland has been booked into jail 23 times. The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office says 28-year-old Leslie Kneeland has been booked into jail 23 times.
KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - Kootenai County Sheriff's Deputies arrested a wanted fugitive following a short pursuit through Hayden Thursday afternoon. 

Deputies tried to pull over 28-year-old Leslie Kneeland of Post Falls near Ramsey Rd. for a license plate violation, however Kneeland sped away and the chase was on. Lt. Stu Miller said at one point the pursuit reached speeds of 70 miles per hour in a residential neighborhood. Once deputies caught up, they found Kneeland's car abandoned as he fled on foot. 

Deputies pursued Kneeland through yards and over fences, and was eventually caught and taken into custody. 

Kneeland was arrested for felony eluding, obstructing an officer, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. On top of those charges, Kneeland was also booked on five outstanding warrants, including domestic battery, possession of drug paraphernalia, leaving the scene of an accident, driving while suspended, battery and probation violation. 

Lt. Miller said Kneeland's booking history in Kootenai County consists of 23 prior arrests for a variety of charges including, drugs, batter, driving while suspended, probation violation, theft, attempted strangulation and possession of stolen property. 

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