A 29-year-old Boise man arrested 2 1/2 weeks ago, after he took his two young daughters to Nevada and triggered an Amber Alert, is now at the Ada County Jail.
Joshua Dundon was booked into Nevada’s Washoe County Jail on May 19, a few days after he was arrested outside Eureka, Nev. The jail listed his charge as being a fugitive from another state.
Dundon waived extradition, according to Shawna Dunn, chief deputy of the criminal division at the Ada County Prosecutor’s Office.
He was booked into the Ada County Jail just before 10 p.m. Thursday on two counts of felony custodial interference. A video arraignment is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Friday, according to Idaho court records.
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Earlier this week, Nevada court records showed that Dundon had a hearing in Nevada on Monday. The status of that hearing was unclear Friday.
Eureka County sheriff’s investigators believe Dundon set his truck on fire and rolled it down a hill before retreating into the hills around Eureka. Witnesses heard gunshots at the time the fire was set, and a deputy who responded to the scene told the sheriff that someone fired in his direction, Sheriff Keith Logan told the Statesman.
Searchers found Dundon’s two daughters, Jaylynn, 6 and Madison, 7, after their father turned up shoeless, hungry and thirsty at a ranch near Eureka. The girls were taken to a Boise hospital, where they were reunited with their mother.
Dundon was hospitalized in Nevada, then booked into jail.