UPDATED: Inmate who walked away found in Rupert

The inmate was scheduled to be eligible for parole on June 1, 2025
Published: Jul. 30, 2020 at 10:38 AM MDT
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BOISE, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — UPDATE: 8:40 P.M.

Michelle Rene Descharme was found in Rupert at 3:15 P.M. Thursday.

Members of the Idaho Department of Correction’s Special Investigations Union and the Mini-Cassia Drug Task Force captured Descharme, without incident.

Descharme is being held at the Mini-Cassia Criminal Justice Center in Burley.  


An Idaho Department of Correction inmate walked away from custody Wednesday in Boise.

Idaho DOC is looking for Michelle Rene Descharme, 49. She was last seen at 6 p.m. near a truck stop at Broadway and Interstate-84.

Descharme was last seen wearing grey sweatpants and a blue T-shirt. She is white with brown hair, hazel eyes and an olive completion. Is 5-foot, 11-incehs tall and weighs 250 pounds.

She is an inmate from the South Boise Women’s Correctional Center. Her record includes convictions for possession of a controlled substance, grand theft and forgery in Minidoka, Twin Falls, Bannock, Bingham and Ada counties.

According to an IDOC news release, Descharrme was scheduled to be eligible for parole on June 1, 2025. Her sentence was scheduled to be discharged on May 31, 2031.

Anyone with information about Descharme’s whereabouts should contact their local law enforcement agency.

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