A teenage mother accused of killing her infant child has been captured in Idaho after being on the run for months.
Whitley Evenson of Independence was arrested Friday afternoon without incident in a store parking lot in Post Falls, Idaho.
Jackson County prosecutors charged Evenson with the murder of her six-week-old child last year, but she failed to appear for a court hearing in July. She allegedly skipped town after a warrant was issued for missing court.
Evenson was out on bond pending trial when she failed to appear.
Never miss a local story.
Jackson County prosecutors accused Evenson of killing the child by putting her hand over the child’s mouth until the child suffocated. She was charged with second-degree murder.
Detectives with the Independence Police Department assigned to the U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force in Kansas City worked for more than two months to find her.
The search involved deputies and task force officers from the U.S. Marshals Service in four states.
Evenson was turned over to local authorities in Kootenai County. She is being held on the warrant and awaits extradition back to Jackson County.