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Manhunt leads to Idaho man suspected of burglary

Joshua B. Christoffersen, 40, is being held in Malheur County Jail for unlawful entry into a motor vehicle and possession of methamphetamines. (Photo courtesy of Malheur County Sheriff's Office)

A wild span of stolen vehicles, middle-of-the-night gunfire and a New Year's Eve manhunt ended with an arrest  in a remote mining compound about 70 miles west of Vale on New Year's Day.

Deputies arrested Joshua B. Christoffersen, 40, of Idaho, at 11:21 a.m. on New Year’s Day after he was found hiding inside a shed at the EP Minerals mining compound off U.S. 20 on Juntura Cutoff Road.

Christoffersen is being held in the Malheur County Jail on two counts of unlawful entry into a motor vehicle and unlawful possession of methamphetamines.

Christoffersen, who . . .