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Idaho Pastor Shooting Suspect, Arrested Near White House, Flew Out of Boise Airport

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Kyle Odom, 30, is being held without bond, pending an April 6th court hearing in Washington, D.C. - COURTESY COEUR D'ALENE POLICE DEPARTMENT
  • Courtesy Coeur d'Alene Police Department
  • Kyle Odom, 30, is being held without bond, pending an April 6th court hearing in Washington, D.C.


Federal officials are investigating how the man suspected of shooting a Coeur d'Alene pastor March 6 got on a plane in Boise, flew to the nation's capitol and came perilously close to the White House. 

Idaho law enforcement had already identified Kyle Odom, 30, of Coeur d'Alene, as the man suspected of shooting Tim Remington, pastor of Coeur d'Alene's Altar Church the day after Remington gave the opening invocation to a March 5 northern Idaho rally for Republican presidential hopeful Texas Sen. Ted Cruz.

On March 6, Odom allegedly shot Remington 12 times in the parking lot of the church. An arrest warrant was issued by 9 p.m. that evening. Yet Odom climbed aboard a plane at the Boise Airport and flew to Washington, D.C. on March 7. Odom's car, which he drove to Boise, has been discovered by Idaho law enforcement and is being processed for evidence.

It turns out the Transportation Security Administration's no-fly list doesn't include criminal suspects; it only flags suspected terrorists who pose a threat to airplanes and flight safety.

Odom was arrested March 8 after reportedly throwing documents over the White House fence, including a flash drive and a package including Odom's now-infamous manifesto, which insists "hypersexual" beings from Mars, including several prominent congressmen and women and the Idaho pastor, have been "controlling human civilization for millions of years."

NBC News reports Odom is being held without bond, pending an April 6 hearing to determine when Odom might be extradited back to Idaho.