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Idaho man who sparked a New Year’s Day manhunt last year sentenced to prison

Joshua B. Christoffersen, 41, was recently sentenced to 33 months in prison. ( Malheur County Sheriff's Office photo)

VALE – A former Idaho man who led police on a New Year’s Day manhunt in 2020 was sentenced to more than two years in prison last week in the Malheur County Circuit Court.

Joshua B. Christoffersen, 41, of Caldwell, will spend 33 months in an Oregon prison after he pleaded guilty to numerous felony charges that stem from incidents from December 2019.

Christoffersen pleaded guilty March 10 to first-degree aggravated theft, felon in possession of a firearm and second-degree burglary.

Police and court records show Christoffersen stole a pickup in Marsing, Idaho, on Dec. 30, 2019, and then bungled a burglary attempt the next day at a farm outside of Harper. He stole a . . .