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Lori Vallow now charged with conspiracy to conceal evidence

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Posted at 9:08 PM, Jun 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-30 13:38:29-04

ST. ANTHONY — Lori Vallow Daybell is facing additional charges in connection to the disappearance and deaths of her children. Vallow Daybell was charged late Monday with two counts of conspiracy to commit destruction, alteration or concealment of evidence, according to the iCourt Portal. The new charges are listed as a felony.

The punishment for conspiracy to commit destruction, alteration or concealment of evidence is up to five years imprisonment and/or up to a $10,000 fine.

RELATED: The documents charging Lori Vallow with conspiracy to conceal evidence

According to East Idaho News, Vallow will make an initial court appearance on the new charges Tuesday afternoon at 4:30. Vallow and her attorney, Mark Means, will appear remotely from the Madison County Jail.

The charges come after Rexburg police served a search warrant at Chad Daybell’s Salem home on Monday. Officers went into the house, exterior buildings, and were seen in the backyard with cameras. They left with brown evidence bags but it is not known if the search is tied to Vallow's new charges.

She has been in the Madison County Jail since March on two counts of felony desertion and nonsupport of children along with three misdemeanors. She’s been in the Madison County Jail on $1 million bail.

Vallow is expected to appear in court on July 9 and 10 if needed for a preliminary hearing. Judge Michelle Radford Mallard will appear over the case, scheduled to start at 9 a.m. both days.

Police discovered the remains of Joshua “JJ” Vallow and Tylee Ryan buried in Chad Daybell’s backyard on June 9. Daybell was charged with two felony counts of destruction, alteration or concealment of evidence.