Fugitive in custody

Pocatello fugitive in custody

POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - UPDATE:  2:10 p.m. Fugitive suspect Michael Anthony Krayenvenger is in custody. 

He was captured near the intersection of Lewis and 20th shortly after 2 p.m. 


UPDATE 1:45 p.m. Based upon discussions with law enforcement, all schools currently placed in reverse-evacuation will dismiss at the regularly scheduled times.

Law enforcement has determined the suspect in question is likely not in the area of Edahow and Tendoy.

Extra law enforcement will patrol the neighborhoods of Franklin, Greenacres and Washington.

Parents/guardians are welcome to pick up their students at their schools.



The Pocatello Police Department says to lock all windows and doors as they search for a man they describe as a violent fugitive.

Idaho State University has alerted faculty, staff and students 47-year-old Michael Anthony Krayenvenger may be in the area of the Holt Arena.  

Krayenvenger is described as bald, with sores on his face. He is 5 foot 5 inches wearing a white tee-shirt and gray sweatpants.

Anyone who may have seen the man should contact the Bannock County Sheriff at 208-236-7111.

Officials say Franklin Street is on restricted access.

The Pocatello/Chubbuck School District says due to a police matter in the area and as an extra safety precaution, Edahow Elementary School, Franklin Middle School, Greenacres Elementary School, Tendoy Elementary School and Washington Elementary School have been placed in a reverse-evacuation.

Officials said in a Facebook post, "All learners are safe and will remain inside the schools until further notice."

No additional information is available at this time.

Officials ask you do not call the schools.

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