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Victims found robbed, covered in bear spray near Post Falls; suspects arrested

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From left: Daniel Edginton, Megan Wilson, Austin Kelly From left: Daniel Edginton, Megan Wilson, Austin Kelly
POST FALLS, Idaho -

Just before 6 a.m. on Saturday, Kootenai County Sheriff's deputies responded to a report of an assault at a house near Post Falls, Idaho. Multiple victims had been reported found lying in the street covered in bear spray.

Investigators determined a robbery had taken place in the 8000 block of N. Chase Road near Post Falls. The victims reported they were at a friend's house when a 26-year-old woman identified as Megan N. Wilson, hit one of them in the back with a baseball bat and stole their purse and cell phone. Another suspect, identified as 21-year-old Austin R. Kelly, used brass knuckles to threaten another victim into dropping their cell phone while another man, identified as 37-year-old Daniel L. Edginton, blocked the doorway before allowing the victims to leave.

Later that morning, the suspects called the victims back to the house, saying they would give their cell phones back. When the victims arrived to retrieve their phones, Wilson and Kelly approached the car and sprayed the occupants with bear spray. A fight broke out, and the victims sped off in their car, one of the suspects was on the hood of the car for a brief time before falling off.

When deputies arrived at the home at N. Chase Road, two children were found inside and four people were detained. During a search of the house,  the stolen items were recovered along with the baseball bat and the bear spray. Methamphetamine, marijuana and paraphernalia were also found inside.

Wilson was arrested for two counts of robbery, three counts of aggravated battery, possession charges and injury to children. Kelly was arrested for two counts of robbery and aggravated assault. Edginton was arrested for conspiracy to commit robbery, as well as possession charges, and injury to children.

The children were placed in the custody of their grandparents.

The Sheriff's Office reports Kelly has been booked into the Kootenai County Public Safety Building 20 times before for charges ranging from battery to theft to eluding a peace officer. Edginton has been booked into the Public Safety Building eight times, mostly on drug related charges, while Wilson has only one previous booking for a traffic offense.

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