Kootenai County Sheriff's deputies say the man suspected of shooting at an ISP trooper in Rathdrum Saturday morning later kidnapped a woman.
On Saturday, Mitchell Lee Walck, 57, ran a stop sign on Highway 41 in a stolen truck. He led troopers on a chase, ending on Bingham Street in Rathdrum.
Walck ditched the truck, ran up an embankment, firing several shots at a pursuing Idaho State Police officer, as he ran away from the scene.
"We are just out far away, maybe that's not as safe as being in town. I don't know," Rathdrum resident Brenda Galbraith said. She heard the helicopter and saw the police cars during the pursuit this weekend.
video "The sheriff's office called and said there was an armed fugitive in your neighborhood so keep your doors locked and don't go outside," she added.
Galbraith was wary enough to have deputies check out the buildings in her backyard. Everything was safe, but she didn't know the terror that was going to unfold next door.