Texas returns man accused in 2019 rural crime spree to Vale

Joshua B. Christoffersen, 41. (Photo courtesy of Malheur County Sheriff's Office)

VALE – Joshua B. Christoffersen, the Idaho man who disappeared after being arrested on multiple charges following a New Year’s Day manhunt in 2020, is now back in the Malheur County Jail.

This time, he won’t be released on a promise to return to court.

He is being held on $170,000 bail, after being extradited from Texas earlier this month. Christoffersen, 41, of Caldwell, had been in custody in Texas on drug possession . . .