Suspect dead, deputy wounded in shootout

Curtis Scrivner

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by KTVB & Associated Press

KTVB.COM

Posted on November 17, 2010 at 7:35 AM

Updated Friday, Nov 19 at 9:26 AM

RIGGINS, Idaho  -- Idaho County officials say a 47-year-old man wanted in Colorado is dead and a deputy sheriff was injured during a shootout in Riggins.

County Commissioner Jim Rehder says Curtis Scrivner was killed in a gun battle with the deputy at about 7:30 a.m. about five miles east of Riggins.

Rehder says Idaho county deputy Fred Carey was reportedly shot in the abdomen and ankle and was taken by ambulance to a hospital in McCall.  A hospital spokesperson says the deputy has since been transported to St. Alphonsus in Boise and is in stable condition.

Scrivner was contacted by Riggins Deputy Jonny Wilson on Tuesday for failure to appear on a felony warrant from El Paso County, Colo.  At that time, Scrivner reportedly displayed a firearm and fled from Wilson.

Additional law enforcement backup was summoned because Scrivner had made previous threats to officers.

The Salmon River Joint School District went into lockdown Tuesday afternoon while officers searched for Scrivner.  Classes in Riggins were also cancelled Wednesday.

Idaho State Police is still investigating the incident.

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