Kootenai County Deputies arrest man for the 31st time


Timie LenzA man with 30 previous arrests was taken into custody again by Kootenai County Deputies on Monday. 

Deputies were trying to arrest 48-year-old Lisa M. Helvie on an outstanding drug warrant in the 2000 block of W. Prairie Avenue. While looking for Helvie, deputies encountered 57-year-old Timie Lenz. Deputies say Lenz obstructed them and he was placed under arrest. 

"After Lenz’s arrest, deputies discovered Lenz has 30 previous arrests in Kootenai County and has been charged with nearly 40 previous misdemeanor and felony crimes since 1999 to include: Possession of Controlled Substances, Aggravated Battery, Open Container, Driving without Privileges, Theft, Possession of Stolen Property, Providing False Info to Police, Probation Violations, Harassing Telephone calls, DUI, Possession of Paraphernalia, and Fail to Provide insurance," the Sheriff's Office said. 

Lisa HelvieHelvie has been previously been charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance, Petit Theft, and Driving without Privileges.

Lenz and Helvie were booked into the Kootenai County Jail and are awaiting their first appearances.

(story: KHQ.com; photos: Kootenai County Sheriff's Office)

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