id–surplus auction-charges

Auction purchases prompt charges against Idaho official

LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) - An Idaho county commissioner has been charged with four misdemeanor counts after buying items in a county surplus auction last year.The Lewiston Tribune reported Tuesday that Nez Perce County Commissioner Douglas Havens is accused of illegally purchasing county property he had approved for sale at auction.Charging documents say Havens purchased an operating table, a toolbox, a filing cabinet and windshield wipers for $20.