Oregon fugitive arrested near Lewiston

An Oregon man was arrested following a traffic stop along U.S. Highway 95 east of Lewiston.

According to the Nez Perce County Prosecutor’s Office, 33-year-old Jacob Anderson was taken into custody by Idaho State Police after a trooper stopped the vehicle for having no visible license plates.

Anderson provided a false driver’s license and was taken into custody after attempting to flee.

His real name was later discovered along with methamphetamine in the vehicle.

Law enforcement later learned Anderson was a fugitive wanted in several Oregon counties for various crimes, including the assault of a Portland Police Officer.

He was being held in the Nez Perce County Jail on a $10,000 bond and authorities are working on his extradition back to Oregon.

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