Theft suspect wanted for violating terms of release

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

The suspect of a botched burglary near Harper who led police on a manhunt over the New Year holiday is wanted for violating the terms of his release earlier this month and failing to appear in court for arraignment Tuesday.  

Joshua B. Christoffersen, 40, of Caldwell, was released on Jan. 2 without posting bail and ordered to report daily to the Malheur County Community Corrections office until his arraignment, scheduled for Tuesday in Malheur County Circuit Court. 

Court records show the last day he reported was Jan. 8. 

Christoffersen was arrested on New Year’s Day following a manhunt involving deputies from Malheur and Harney . . .