MISSOULA – A federal fugitive involved in a high-speed chase in East Missoula in January was sentenced to 69 months in federal prison for probation and firearms violations.
In January 2018, 36-year-old William Dale Newhoff Jr. was a federal fugitive.
The Missoula County Sheriff’s Office located Newhoff in East Missoula on January 30th and notified the U.S. Marshal’s Service.
After a high-speed chase and extensive search, law enforcement officers arrested Newhoff in a trailer house in East Missoula.
When officers found Newhoff standing behind a door, he was holding a 9mm pistol and had ammunition in his jacket pocket. He was arrested without incident.
This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods, a program bringing together federal, state, local and tribal law enforcement agencies and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make neighborhoods safer for everyone.