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Posted on: July 13, 2020

Press Release –Concealed Vehicle Leads to Multiple Felony Arrest

Phillip Ronald Baker

A concealed vehicle led to three felony charges and one misdemeanor charge this weekend. On Sunday, July 12, 2020, at approximately 12:30 p.m. Blaine County Sheriff Idaho deputies responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle off of Spud Patch Road.

The vehicle was reported to be covered in sagebrush to attempt to conceal it well off the roadway. Upon further investigation, deputies were able to locate the vehicle at another location and determine the owner to be Phillip R. Baker, age 49 of Challis, Idaho.

Baker was also found to have a felony warrant out of Montana and a misdemeanor warrant out of Nevada. Baker was arrested at a ranch south of Bellevue, Idaho. During a search incident to arrest, deputies located articles containing drugs on his body.

Baker was charged with felony Possession of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine), I.C. 37-2732(C)(1), misdemeanor Possession of a Controlled Substance (Marijuana), I.C. 37-2732(C)(3), felony Fugitive to Idaho, I.C. 19-4514, and felony Montana warrant W20-00302 for Sexual Intercourse without Consent. The Nevada warrant is not extraditable. Baker is in the custody of the Blaine County Detention Center pending arraignment Monday, July 13, 2020.

Sheriff Steve Harkins

Posted July 13, 2020, @  12:00 pm

CONTACT:    Holly Carter – Blaine County Sheriff’s Office (208) 788-5536    End.### 


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