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LEWISTON, Idaho -- Former gubernatorial candidate Rex Rammell has been charged with felony battery in Idaho County after authorities say he confronted a couple for trespassing.

The Lewiston Tribune report Rammell tried to place the couple under citizens' arrest and is accused of grabbing and trying to choke the man, William Shira, during the confrontation Thursday.

The Idaho County Sheriff's Office says Rammell also resisted arrest.

Rammell is set to make an initial court appearance on Sept. 27, nearly two months after his last legal battle ended.

An eastern Idaho jury convicted Rammell of poaching a cow elk in July. The following month, Rammell pleaded guilty to criminal contempt in a case that started when he was arrested for tampering with jurors in the poaching trial.

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