Sheriff’s deputies, SWAT team arrest fugitive

RATHDRUM This weeks North Idaho Violent Crimes Task Force fugitive of the week was captured Friday morning after a tip led police to a Rathdrum residence.

The Kootenai County Sheriffs Office received information that Dustin R. Hieronymus, 36, was currently inside the residence. Hieronymus had a current probation violation warrant for his arrest stemming from an aggravated assault charge.

Sheriffs deputies responded at 9:49 a.m. to the 14000 block of N. Idaho Road near Rathdrum. Upon the deputies arrival, another occupant of the house exited and informed deputies Hieronymus was inside the residence.

Hieronymus refused to exit the residence and after an extended standoff with deputies, the Kootenai County Joint Agency SWAT team was deployed. Hieronymus surrendered to the SWAT team shortly after and was arrested by KCSO deputies for his warrant.

This is the 21st time Hieronymus will be booked into the Kootenai County Public Safety Building.

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