FBI Joins Idaho Law Enforcement in Manhunt for Dangerous Escapee

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Idaho law enforcement are on the lookout for a shooting suspect who escaped from custody late Monday.

James Gallaher, 29, had been charged with aggravated assault, committing an offense while armed, and drug paraphernalia possession following the Dec. 13 shooting of another man during a party in the Lapwai area. 

But Nez Perce Tribal Police say Gallaher escaped from custody shortly after a court appearance in Lapwai. According to officials, inmates had just completed their court appearances and were awaiting transport back to the Nez Perce County Jail when Gallher bolted from the courthouse. 

The FBI has joined the manhunt along with Lewis County and Nez Perce County sheriff's deputies and Nez Perce Tribal Police. 

Officials said Gallaher is considered dangerous and the public is encouraged to call 911 if they spot the suspect.