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Kooskia man arrested during stop for failure to register as sex offender

Kooskia man arrested during stop for failure to register as sex offender

On Oct. 13, Idaho County Corporal Craig Hoodman had contact with John M. Graham, 49, during a traffic stop.

Shortly after the traffic stop was concluded, Hoodman received information Graham was a registered sex offender who was residing in Kooskia without having registered in Idaho County.

Graham was arrested for felony failure to register as a sex offender, and misdemeanor possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia, according to the Idaho County Sheriff’s Office.

Graham’s criminal history reflects multiple violations of his obligation to register as a sex offender in multiple states.

Graham was released on $2,000.00 bond.

Lt. Doug Ulmer advised, “the public has access to information on Idaho’s registered sex offenders on the Idaho State Police website at”.

Man charged with aggravated battery

COTTONWOOD — On Oct. 14, Idaho County Deputy Scott Paulsen and Sgt. Justin Scuka responded to the report of a male and female physically fighting in the yard of a residence on Ironwood Drive. The reporting party further advised a small child was involved.

Upon arrival, the parties were interviewed and Michael K. Damon, 21, was arrested for aggravated battery and domestic battery in the presence of a child, both felonies.

Damon was released from custody on his own recognizance.


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