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Idaho State Police Make Arrest In Murder Of Emmett Man

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By Michelle Milliken

Meridian, Idaho (KMVT-TV, KTWT-TV) – Idaho State Police detectives served an arrest warrant this morning that charged Douglas Everett Anderson, 58, previously of Emmett, with first degree murder in the death of Darole Carpenter on July 8, 2013. Anderson was also charged with four other felonies, including forgery and three counts of grand theft. He was arrested near his home in Salmon, Idaho, by the ISP, who were assisted by the Lemhi County Sheriff’s Office.

Emmett Police Department detectives asked the Idaho State Police with help in the investigation of the death. Darole Carpenter, 78, was found dead in his Emmett home in July. He had been bludgeoned in the head and stabbed numerous times in the abdomen.

Evidence in the case includes a spot of Carpenter’s blood in Anderson’s car, which was confirmed by DNA testing by the ISP Forensic Services. Police also have video evidence that places Anderson’s car at Carpenter’s house at the time of the murder.

Investigators believe that Anderson killed Carpenter because he was trying to hide the fact that he had defrauded him of approximately $30,000 in two separate transactions. Anderson had promised to buy cattle and hay with Carpenter’s money with no intention of making the purchases. Those two transactions account for two of the felony counts of grand theft.

The other count of grand theft and the forgery count are from a transaction in which Anderson forged his wife’s signature on a promissory note in which Anderson promised to buy cattle and hay with approximately $230,000 he obtained from the couple with false pretenses.

Anderson is being held in the Lemhi County Jail on a $1,000,000 bond. His arraignment is Monday in Lemhi County.


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