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Indicted on federal charges 10 days ago, Boise woman walks away from prison work crew

Kirsten Walz
Kirsten Walz

Idaho prison officials say a woman indicted on federal drug charges 10 days ago walked away from a prison work crew in Pocatello on Friday afternoon.

Kirstin Walz, 39, was last seen at 2 p.m. Friday on the northeast side of Pocatello. A correctional officer noticed she was missing at about 2:20 p.m.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to contact local law enforcement.

Walz was one of 13 people — including members of the Aryan Knights and Severely Violent Criminals gangs — indicted by a federal jury for drug distribution, conspiracy, unlawful possession of firearms and other crimes, U.S. Attorney Bart Davis announced at a press conference Thursday.

She was being held at the Pocatello Women’s Correctional Center.

Walz is described as white, brown hair, brown eyes and a fair complexion. She is 5-foot-7 and and weighs 125 pounds. She is also known as Kirstin Decker. Federal officials listed Boise as her home.

Walz’s criminal history includes a conviction for possession and delivery of a controlled substance in Canyon County; she was sentenced in 2015 to one to five years in prison. She was convicted of forgery in Ada County and sentenced in 2016 to one to five years for forgery. She had been eligible for parole in September of this year.

Katy Moeller: 208-377-6413