WILLISTON, N.D. -- An Idaho man who is a suspect in a North Dakota homicide has waived extradition from Montana.

Forty-six-year-old Jonathan Horvath was arrested near Billings, Mont., on Monday and appeared in court on Tuesday. The Billings Gazette reports that he told the judge he would voluntarily be returned to North Dakota to face murder and reckless endangerment charges.

Horvath is charged in the shooting death early Saturday of 28-year-old Williston resident Derrick Siegel outside a bar in that city. Authorities say Horvath had recently moved to Williston from Sandpoint, Idaho.

The Williston Herald reports that Horvath has a criminal history in California -- including an attempted murder charge in 1993. He pleaded guilty to lesser charges in that case.

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