Idaho murder suspect Bryan Kohberger arrested twice by cops

Accused Idaho killer Bryan Kohberger was arrested twice by police as he drove across the country with his father on his way home for the holidays, his attorney said.

“I just know they were arrested in Indiana almost back to back. I believe once for speeding and once for following too closely a car in front of them,” Monroe County, Pennsylvania attorney Jason LaBar told local Idaho station KTVB on Sunday. .

Kohberger, 28, was arrested in Pennsylvania early Friday and charged with the November 13 murder of four University of Idaho students. Keystone State with her dad for Christmas. LaBar said the duo arrived at the family home in Albrightsville around December 17.

A photo of Bryan Kohberger provided by police after his arrest.
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“I don’t know if they were speeding or not, or if they even got a ticket,” LaBar clarified.

Indiana State Police did not return a request for comment asking if they made the arrests. However, it would appear that these were routine interactions unrelated to the murders and not orchestrated by the police unit following the two on their road trip.

Kohberger’s father had flown to Spokane, Wash., in December and met his son so they could travel more than 2,500 miles together. Kohberger’s father said his son acted normal during the trip, according to LaBar.

Photo of Kohberger, a 28-year-old criminology doctoral student at Washington State University Pullman.Photo of Kohberger, a 28-year-old criminology doctoral student at Washington State University Pullman.
Kohberger is a 28-year-old criminology doctoral student at Washington State University Pullman.
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The alleged killer’s white Hyundai Elantra had become a focus for investigators, and a car matching the description was reportedly seized by police during his arrest.

LaBar is one of the few people able to have regular contact with Kohberger, a criminology doctoral student at the University of Washington Pullman, as he awaits extradition to Idaho.

“He’s mentally aware, he’s aware of the situation, and I think he’s certainly mentally stable and has made no expression of harming himself,” LaBar said of the accused killer. He anticipates that Kohberger, who says he is eager to be exonerated, will plead not guilty.

Kohberger is accused of fatally stabbing Kaylee Goncalves, Madison Mogen, Xana Kernodle and Ethan Chapin in the early hours of Nov. 13 at the off-campus student residence in Moscow, Idaho. No motive has been given for the crime, and police say they have not yet been able to recover the murder weapon.

The probable cause warrant used to support his arrest will not be released until he appears in court in Idaho, in accordance with state law. LaBar, who is only overseeing Koberger’s extradition and not part of his defense team, said his client will be in Idaho as soon as Tuesday or Wednesday.

Photo of a white Hyundai Elantra. Photo of a white Hyundai Elantra. Photo of a white Hyundai Elantra.
Before arresting Kohberger, police announced they were looking for a white Hyundai Elantra.
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Final photo of victims: Madison Mogen, 21, top left, Kaylee Goncalves, 21, bottom left, Ethan Chapin, 20, center, and Xana Kernodle, 20, right.Final photo of victims: Madison Mogen, 21, top left, Kaylee Goncalves, 21, bottom left, Ethan Chapin, 20, center, and Xana Kernodle, 20, right.Final photo of victims: Madison Mogen, 21, top left, Kaylee Goncalves, 21, bottom left, Ethan Chapin, 20, center, and Xana Kernodle, 20, right.
The latest photo of the victims: Madison Mogen (top left), 21, Kaylee Goncalves (bottom left), 21, Ethan Chapin (center), 20, and Xana Kernodle (right), 20.

As he awaits extradition, the daughter of serial killer Dennis Rader — better known as the BTK killer — told NewsNation there’s a chance her father may be in contact with Kohberger.

Dr. Katherine Ramsland, a professor at DeSalle University, where Kohberger earned a master’s degree in criminology, apparently developed a close relationship with Rader — and Ramsland once taught Kohberger.

“My first reaction was my stomach turned and I literally got physically sick. I was pretty invested in the Idaho thing, and I was shocked to see that there was a connection to Ramsland and my dad,” Kerri Rawson said.

“There is potentially a connection with my father, but we will have to wait and see. Kohberger could have contacted my father.

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