The Latest: Man wanted in pastor shooting appears in court

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Posted: Mar 09, 2016 5:31 PM
The Latest: Man wanted in pastor shooting appears in court

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of a suspect in the shooting of a pastor in Idaho (all times local):

1:54 p.m.

A man wanted by Idaho authorities in an attack that left a church pastor seriously wounded appeared in court briefly in Washington, D.C., where he had been arrested and was ordered held until a hearing April 6.

Kyle Odom appeared in District of Columbia Superior Court on Wednesday afternoon after being arrested after allegedly throwing items over the White House fence.

Odom stood wearing handcuffs and a chain connecting his ankles for the six-minute hearing. He said only his name when asked. His assigned public defender, Ieshaah Murphy, said her client declined to waive an extradition hearing and be sent back to Idaho within the next few days. Instead, a hearing was scheduled for April 6 in Washington. The only issue is whether the warrant in his case is valid.

Odom wore a green shirt and bright blue athletic shorts in court as well as tennis shoes with the laces removed.

His attorney declined to comment after the hearing.

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10:30 a.m.

Police say a fugitive wanted by Idaho authorities for wounding a church pastor apparently wrote a bizarre manifesto contending that Martians controlled the Earth.

Kyle Odom was arrested at about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday by U.S. Secret Service agents after allegedly throwing items over the fence at the White House.

Coeur d'Alene Police Detective Jared Reneau says Odom had attended Pastor Tim Remington's church a few times. Reneau said Odom was apparently the author of a manifesto that contended the pastor was a Martian.

Details were contained in electronic documents that Odom mailed to his family and news media outlets this week.

Odom's family issued a statement Tuesday, saying they were thankful for the safe apprehension of their son.

Odom is expected to appear in a Washington, D.C. court sometime Wednesday.

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9:52 a.m.

A man wanted by Idaho authorities in an attack that left a church pastor seriously wounded is expected to appear in court in Washington after being arrested in the city for allegedly throwing items over the White House fence.

Kyle Odom is expected to appear in D.C. Superior Court on Wednesday afternoon.

Coeur d'Alene Police Chief Lee White said Kyle Odom was arrested at about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

It was not clear at what time Odom would appear in court, but it typically takes a judge several hours to address the cases of all the individuals arrested the previous day.

Meanwhile, Pastor Tim Remington, shot six times Sunday outside his church in Coeur d'Alene, has regained consciousness.

White says police determined Odom boarded a flight in Boise on Monday.

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Police say U.S. Secret Service agents arrested a man suspected of shooting and seriously wounding an Idaho pastor after he allegedly threw items over the fence at the White House.

Coeur d'Alene Police Chief Lee White said Kyle Odom was arrested at about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in Washington D.C., safely and without incident.

Meanwhile, Pastor Tim Remington, shot six times Sunday outside his church in Coeur d'Alene, has regained consciousness and is talking with his family.

Odom had been the subject of a search. White wasn't certain how the 30-year-old suspect got to Washington but said police were able to determine that he had boarded a flight at the Boise Airport sometime on Monday.