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Minton, a Democratic candidate for Idaho governor, arrested in Ada County

Troy Minton
Troy Minton

Troy Minton, a Democratic candidate for Idaho governor, was arrested Sunday, according to Ada County Jail arrest records.

Minton is charged with misdemeanor petit theft, as well as a misdemeanor charge for probation violation, according to the records. He was on probation for a different petit theft charge from February 2017, according to court records.

Minton, who listed his address as Corpus Christi drop-in homeless shelter in his candidacy filing, remained in Ada County Jail on Tuesday afternoon. It’s not clear when he will appear in court to be arraigned.

The 39-year-old was a plaintiff in a 2014 lawsuit against the city of Boise that resulted in a city anti-panhandling law being overturned.

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