Meridian barn burglar turns out to be Arkansas fugitive with different name

December 27, 2013 

Larry Andrew Goodine

A Kuna man arrested late last week after he was found hiding inside a west Meridian barn turned out to be a fugitive from Arkansas.

Ada County deputies say 28-year-old Michael Anthony Kinser is actually 37-year-old Larry Andrew Goodine.

According to deputies, the real Michael Kinser died in February 2012 in a motorcycle accident in Visalia, Calif., south of Fresno.

When Goodine was arrested, he had an Arizona driver's license with his photo but Kinser's name and other information.

"Goodine admitted to using the identity of Kinser for several years," Ada County Sheriff's Office spokesman Patrick Orr said in a press release.

Goodine is wanted for failure to appear in an Arkansas case. Orr said he did not have any information on the underlying charge.

Goodine admitted to breaking into the barn near Ustick and Linder roads to steal scrap metal, police said.

Deputies are also investigating whether Goodine may be involved in other break-ins, including one at the same property the week before and a burglary in Star earlier this month where more than $2,000 worth of motorcycle parts were stolen from inside a detached garage in the 8800 block of West State Street.

The victims in that burglary told Star police they saw an older model white Ford pickup drive away from their garage as they drove up the night of Dec. 9. That matches the description of Goodine's truck, which deputies found inside an outbuilding next to the barn on the Ustick Road property Saturday afternoon.

A neighbor, who was aware of the previous week's burglary on the Ustick Road property, saw a white pickup drive up and then park inside an outbuilding around 10:30 a.m. Saturday. The driver got out and closed the garage door, and the neighbor called Ada County dispatchers.

Deputies arrived, quickly determined there was someone inside the barn and set up a perimeter. They used a loudspeaker to ask that person to come out, but got no response.

Deputies got assistance from Meridian and Garden City police and began searching. They eventually found Goodine under a wood bench in the loft of the barn. He surrendered without incident.

Goodine remains in the Ada County Jail. He was scheduled to appear for an arraignment on the fugitive warrant Friday afternoon.

A preliminary hearing for the burglary charge is set for Jan. 6.

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