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UPDATE: Mountain Home Police confirm suspect in possible homicide case is in custody

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Posted at 4:49 PM, May 29, 2024

MOUNTAIN HOME, IDAHO — UPDATE: A Facebook post edited by the Mountain Home Police confirms that suspect Brian M. McGehee is in custody. The confirmation came on June 4, just 7 days after the initial post alerting the public that McGehee was on the run.

Mountain Home Police are searching for a suspect involved in a possible homicide case, who is considered armed and dangerous.

  • Mountain home police are searching for suspect Brian M. McGehee after a homicide at a local Motel.
  • McGehee is believed to be driving a grey 2010 Mazda XC9 with Idaho plates E0688U.
  • Police say McGehee may be armed and dangerous.
  • If you see or have any location on McGehee, contact 208-587-2101

On Tuesday May 28th, Mountain Home Police say they responded to the Thunderbird Motel, for a welfare check of a missing person. During the search, officers found a male subject deceased in one of the rooms that they believed was a homicide.
The victim has not been identified but police say their car, a gray 2010 Mazda XC9 with an Idaho plate number E0688U, was taken by a suspect identified as Brian M. McGehee, 58.

Police say McGehee has ties to the Seattle, Washington area.

A search through Idaho court records shows McGehee was arrested last month on several charges including Attempted Strangulation (F), Battery (Domestic Violence) (F), Unlawful Entry (M), and Possession of a Controlled Substance (M), and had bonded out two weeks ago on pretrial supervision. The two felony charges have been dismissed and McGehee pleaded not guilty to the misdemeanor charges.

On Wednesday police could be seen supervising the area, while evidence was being collected from the room of the homicide.

Yellow tape was put out, separating part of the motel parking lot from the crime scene on the second floor.

We spoke to Mountain Home police who advised us to reach back out to the department during business hours stay with us on air and online as more details develop.

If you see McGehee or have any information on his location, contact local law enforcement. For more information please contact Detective Sergeant Robert Lakeman or Detective Jake Corea at the Mountain Home Police Department at (208) 587-2101.