BOISE -- The State of Idaho's Dept. of Corrections has published its most wanted fugitive list publicly for the first time.
The list -- which can be found on the IDOC's website -- currently includes the profiles and mugshots of 34 dangerous and wanted fugitives from across the state of Idaho.
Officials say they hope the list will help the public help law enforcement agencies identify criminals on the run.
Christina Iverson is a law enforcment officer who has with been with the IDOC's Bureau of Probation and Parole for the last ten years. She's now the supervisor of Idaho's Fugitive Recovery Unit.
Iverson says the state's most wanted list averages between 30 and 40 criminals each day, and includes many fugitives wanted for violent crimes, especially those involving children, sexual battery, domestic violence, and DUI's.
So who's the highest priority offender on the list?
"We consider all the sex offenders on the list the highest risk to the public," Iverson told KTVB, adding that one particular fugitive of note is 60-year-old William Henry Jones.
William Henry Jones
Iverson says Jones has a history of robbery, aggravated battery, burglary, petty theft, grand theft auto, reckless driving, resisting and obstructing, unlawful taking of vehicle, unlawful possession of a switchblade, being under the influence of heroin, attempted murder, possession of a controlled substance, armed robbery, and attempted escape.
While Jones is still on the run, Iverson says the department has already made an arrest they attribute to the newly published list and a citizen tip they received on Thursday.
Iverson would not elaborate on who that fugitive was, citing ongoing legal restrictions. However, she does encourage anyone who might see or have information about any fugitive on the list to inform the Fugitive Recovery Unit by calling 208-658-2167, or by visiting the unit's website.
She reminds the public to keep a safe distance when near potential fugitives.
"If they know where the fugitive is at, they shouldn't approach them," Iverson cautions.