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SWAT Arrests Suspect for Aggravated Assault and Kidnapping

HAYDEN –  On August 10th, 2022 at approximately 4:24 pm, the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a domestic violence incident inside a residence in the 8900 block of Neufeld Rd, in the City of Hayden, Idaho.  Deputies arrived and contacted the victim who had escaped the residence safely.  

The victim reported to deputies the suspect was Duke C. Huckabee, 49 of Sagle, ID.   Deputies investigated and discovered an aggravated assault occurred inside the residence and Huckabee had arrest warrants out of Bonner County for aggravated assault and 2nd degree kidnapping.   Deputies also learned there was an active no contact order with the victim.  Deputies attempted to call out Huckabee from the residence without success. Due to the nature of the call, the Kootenai County Joint Agency SWAT Team was paged out to assist with the call. 

Deputies and SWAT Team members surrounded the residence.  SWAT team members attempted to negotiate with the Huckabee for approximately an hour before they deployed a robot.  SWAT deployed the robot inside the residence through an open window and located Huckabee inside the residence.  Upon locating the suspect, Huckabee surrendered and exited the residence.  Huckabee was arrested without incident.

Huckabee was booked into the Kootenai County jail for his warrants along with new charges to include two counts of aggravated assault, kidnapping, and battery.   This is Huckabee’s ninth time being booked into the Kootenai County Public Safety Building.