North Idaho

Former N. Idaho commissioner moved to Lewiston

LEWISTON, Idaho - A former Nez Perce county commissioner who was convicted of stalking and battery could spend the remaining 60 days of his sentence in a jail closer to home.

The Lewiston Tribune reports Michael Grow was transferred Saturday from the Valley County Jail in Cascade to the Nez Perce County Jail in Lewiston.

Grow still needs to qualify for work release by providing proof of health insurance to stay in Lewiston. He will be returned to Cascade if he fails to qualify.

Grow pleaded guilty in December to charges of unlawful entry, stalking and battery related to a 2011 encounter with a woman.

A felony charge was dropped through a plea agreement and additional jail time and fines were dismissed on the condition he successfully completes four years of probation.