Friday, September 6, 2013

Idaho State Police Make Arrest in Murder of Emmett Man

MERIDIAN – Detectives with the Idaho State Police served an arrest warrant this morning charging Douglas Everett Anderson, 58, formerly of Emmett, with the first degree murder of Darole Carpenter on July 8, 2013.  Anderson was also charged with four additional felony charges including forgery and three counts of grand theft.  Anderson was arrested, without incident, near his residence in Salmon, Idaho by the Idaho State Police with assistance of the Lemhi County Sheriff’s Office.

Detectives with the Emmett Police Department requested the assistance of the Idaho State Police in the death investigation.  The body of 78-year-old Darole Carpenter was found in his home in Emmett in July bludgeoned in the head and repeatedly stabbed in the abdomen.  The manner of death had not been released as investigators wanted to keep that information confidential in the hopes it would lead them to a suspect.

Evidence in the murder case includes a spot of Carpenter’s blood in Anderson’s vehicle that has been confirmed by DNA testing by Idaho State Police Forensic Services.  Additionally, police have obtained video evidence placing Anderson’s vehicle at Carpenter’s residence at the time of the murder.

Investigators believe that Anderson killed Carpenter in an attempt to hide that he had defrauded him of approximately $30,000 in two different transactions.   Anderson promised to purchase cattle and hay with Carpenter’s money without any intention of making the purchase.  These two transactions account for two of the three felony counts of grand theft.

The other count of grand theft and the forgery count stem from a transaction in which Anderson also defrauded another Idaho couple.  Those charges stem from a transaction in which Anderson forged the signature of his wife on a promissory note in which Anderson also promised to purchase cattle and hay with approximately $230,000 received from the couple under false pretenses.

The Idaho State Police thanks the City of Emmett’s Police Department for their work on this case.  ISP also extends its gratitude to Mr. Carpenter’s neighbors, friends and members of his church congregation for their assistance in this investigation.

Anderson is being held in the Lemhi County Jail on a $1,000,000 bond.  He will be arraigned in Lemhi County on Monday.
Douglas Everett Anderson