Felon wanted on both sides of the state line arrested in Kootenai County

Felon wanted on both sides of the state line arrested in Kootenai County

A felon wanted on both sides of the state line, who was the subject of two chases with law enforcement recently, was taken into custody Friday.

Arthur Harp was arrested Saturday night by deputies with the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office.

Authorities tried to contact Harp at a liquor store on July 15, but he sped off before they could arrest him. As he was driving away a female passenger who was in his car was injured when she attempted to get out of the car.

Harp ditched the vehicle he was driving several miles away and took off on foot. A K9 team was brought in but they were unable to track him.

Back in May Harp was involved in another high-speed chase in Spokane County. He was riding a motorcycle, weaving in and out of traffic, and when he spotted a Spokane County Sheriff’s deputy behind him he accelerated away.

The pursuit through residential neighborhoods reached speeds of 50 to 70 mph and came to an end after he crashed his motorcycle near 4th Avenue and Elizabeth Road. Harp took off on foot but was no match for K9 Gunnar, who chased him down and, along with Deputy Jason Hunt, were able to subdue him.

In May he was booked on charges of felony eluding and possession of stolen property as the motorcycle he was riding was stolen. Earlier this month deputies forwarded charging recommendations to the Kootenai County Prosecutor’s Office for felony eluding and grand theft auto as the car he was driving was also stolen.

In addition to those charges he’s also facing charges for parole violations with the Idaho Department of Corrections.