U.S. District Judge Edward Lodge said Gillispie twice failed to appear for the arraignment on his indictment. "Defendant's whereabouts remain unknown," wrote Lodge. "Accordingly the Court concludes that the delay beginning on May 15, 2015 was caused by the Defendant's absence to avoid apprehension or prosecution."
"If I were to ask every employer in this room, 'Do you have a "Help Wanted" sign out?' I'd probably see a lot of hands go up. I can't even drive through Star and not see 'Help Wanted' signs. It's not for lack of jobs, it's about finding qualified labor."
The arrest came after election auditors in Nez Perce County and Asotin County in Washington discovered Christopher Billups, 62, of Lapwai, appeared to have voted at a polling site on the Nez Perce Indian Reservation after already mailing in a ballot to Washington.