Friday, March 12, 2010
Incident US95 at mp444
On March 12, 2010, at approximately 7:15 a.m., officers with the Idaho State Police were investigating a crash that had occurred on US 95 at mile post 444. Officers discovered a hostage situation inside of the vehicle as Damien Bunch (of Spokane WA.) was holding a knife to the throat of Deanna Lafrombois (also of Spokane WA.). US 95 was closed for approximately 30 minutes while officers negotiated the release of Lafrombois (29 years of age), and took Bunch (27 years of age) into custody. Lafrombois was transported to the Kootenai Medical Center where she was treated for cut wounds. Bunch has been charged with kidnapping, aggravated battery, aggravated assault, violation of a protection order, and possession of methamphetamine. Additional charges may be forthcoming.