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Coeur d'Alene Police Chief Lee White is headed to the White House Wednesday for the 21st Century Policing Briefing at the White House. He plans on talking with the White House staff about wanted felons flying on planes.

This comes after Kyle Odom famously flew from Boise to Washington D.C. after police say he shot Pastor Tim Remington six times in his church parking lot on a Sunday afternoon.

Odom was later arrested by the Secret Service for throwing objects over the White House fence.  He was able to do this because, as TSA explained to KHQ, they don't have a criminal watch list, just a terrorist watch list.

"It's my contention that once police have determined that someone committed a felony crime, and that crime has been reviewed by a prosecutor, and there is a warrant that has been issued by a court, then that person probably shouldn't be able to board a flight and fly across country, and then throw things over the fence of the White House. We'd like to prevent that if we can," White said.

Right now, Odom faces aggravated battery charges for allegedly shooting the pastor six times. There is no date set for his next court appearance.

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