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Former Idaho sheriff arrested in Louisiana

Former Nez Perce County Sheriff Jim Former Nez Perce County Sheriff Jim

LEWISTON, Idaho  - Former Nez Pearce County Sheriff Jim Dorion has been arrested in Shreveport Louisiana.  Dorian was arrested Monday afternoon and booked into the Caddo County Correctional Center.  Jail booking details say Dorion has been booked into the jail on one count of being an "out of state fugitive".

Dorion has been charged with three felony counts of accessory to burglary.

The Idaho Attorney General's office filed the complaint Friday in 2nd District Court in northern Idaho.

Dorion had filed to run for a second term as sheriff but took a 90-day paid medical leave in May of 2008 after disclosing he had been diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer.

County commissioners say they were unable to verify the claim and declared the post vacant in September after failing to reach Dorion, then 48, several times. Commissioners then appointed a new sheriff .

(This story was written with content from the Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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