A Nez Perce County commissioner, already behind bars in Valley County, will be spending more time in jail closer to his home.
This morning's Lewiston Tribune reports that 50-year-old Michael Grow, whose term as a commissioner expires on Monday, Jan. 14, is serving the first 30 days of a a 90-day jail sentence in the Valley County Jail. He'll be checking into the Nez Perce County Jail in Lewiston for the remainder of his sentence on Saturday, Feb. 2.
Valley County prosecutors said Grow had been staying at a private home at the Tamarack Resort in April 2011 with a woman and her husband, and that Grow had attempted sexual contact with the woman when the husband wasn't home. Prosecutors said Grow fled the home, leaving his undergarments behind, when the husband returned. Grow pleaded guilty Dec. 10 to unlawful entry, stalking and battery.
Officials in Nez Perce County said Grow might be eligible for work release when he is transferred to the Nez Perce Jail. Grow will be housed with other minimum-security prisoners.