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Convicted Post Falls felon arrested for rape,kidnapping and strangulation

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Joslin was booked into the Kootenai County Jail on several felony charges to include rape, attempted strangulation, burglary, 1st degree kidnapping and robbery. Joslin is currently on supervised parole for previous convictions of grand theft, attempted s Joslin was booked into the Kootenai County Jail on several felony charges to include rape, attempted strangulation, burglary, 1st degree kidnapping and robbery. Joslin is currently on supervised parole for previous convictions of grand theft, attempted s
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The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office says they arrested a man suspected of raping and kidnapping his ex-girlfriend on Thursday. 

Deputies were called to a local business Thursday afternoon for a report of an assault. The victim told deputies the assault actually happened at her home in Hayden after she went home for lunch. She said as she was walking up to her house, her ex-boyfriend, 38-year-old Billy Joslin of Post Falls, grabbed her, forced her into her house and then battered and raped her. 

The victim said Joslin then drove her back to work, stole her car and left. Deputies and officers from the Coeur d'Alene Police Department began and extensive search for Joslin but were unable to locate him. 

At about 10:00 p.m. Thursday, the North Idaho Violent Crimes Task Force found Joslin at a house on 4th Avenue in Post Falls. Law enforcement found out that Joslin had barricaded himself in a shop on the property. 

After trying to negotiate with Joslin, the Post Falls Police's SWAT Team deployed chemical gas into the shop and Joslin came out and was taken into custody without further incident. 

Joslin was booked into the Kootenai County Jail on several felony charges to include rape, attempted strangulation, burglary, 1st-degree kidnapping, and robbery. Joslin is currently on supervised parole for previous convictions of grand theft, attempted strangulation, domestic violence and assault with intent to commit robbery. He has been booked into the Kootenai County Jail nineteen previous times for various charges including assault, unlawful possession of a firearm, theft, obstructing an officer, probation violation, domestic battery and various drugs and driving violations.

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