Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Tribune: Former Nez Perce Lawmaker Transferred to Lewiston Jail

Posted By on Tue, Feb 5, 2013 at 9:19 AM

Michael Grow, 50, pleaded guilty to unlawful entry, stalking and battery.
  • Michael Grow, 50, pleaded guilty to unlawful entry, stalking and battery.

Former Nez Perce County Commissioner Michael Grow is a little closer to home ... but he's still behind bars.

Valley County prosecutors said Grow, 50, had been staying at a private home at the Tamarack Resort in April 2011 with a woman and her husband, and that Grow had attempted sexual contact with the woman when the husband wasn't home. Prosecutors said Grow fled the home, leaving his undergarments behind, when the husband returned. Grow pleaded guilty Dec. 10 to unlawful entry, stalking and battery.

Grow's term as a commissioner expired on Jan. 14.

This morning's Lewiston Tribune reports that Grow was moved from a Valley County lockup to the Nez Perce County Jail on Saturday, Feb. 2, but he must qualify for work-release status to be allowed to remain in the Lewiston jail. Additionally, Grow must pay $60 per day toward the cost of his incarceration in Lewiston, according to the Tribune.

In order to be eligible for the work-release, Grow must provide the county with a list of jobs he would be working on while outside of the jail. He is limited to a maximum of 10 hours per day outside the jail and no more than six days per week.

Grow has 60 days remaining on his sentence.

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