Transportation Security Administration sources told the Idaho Statesman on Wednesday that shooting suspect Kyle Odom flew out of Boise on Monday morning, before TSA received a bulletin notifying the agency to be on the lookout for Odom.
That bulletin was received Monday evening, the TSA reports. A felony warrant for Odom’s arrest had been issued at 9 p.m. Sunday, Coeur d’Alene police report.
TSA sources said Odom was screened at the Boise Airport’s security checkpoint, but TSA does not routinely screen for criminal warrants. Instead, the agency “screens passenger information against the U.S. government’s consolidated Terrorist Watchlist.”
Odom appeared Wednesday in District of Columbia Superior Court, wearing handcuffs and a chain connecting his ankles. He said only his name when asked.
Public defender Ieshaah Murphy said Odom declined to waive an extradition hearing and be sent back to Idaho in the next few days. He will be held in jail pending a hearing scheduled for April 6 in Washington, where the only issue is whether the Idaho warrant for attempted first-degree murder in his case is valid.
“I think everyone can breathe a good sigh of relief that at least this part of the case has come to a conclusion,” said Lee White, Coeur d’Alene police chief.