Yesterday, January 12, 2024, Idaho Falls Police Officers responded to the area of Wardell Street after a person contacted Idaho Falls Bonneville County Emergency Dispatch, stating that a motorhome parked on Wardell may match a vehicle currently being sought by law enforcement in Bozeman, Montana. Idaho Falls Police Officers responded and located the motorhome on Wardell.
Idaho Falls Police Officers made contact with Chris Foiles who was detained at that time. Inside the motorhome, investigators found evidence to support arresting Foiles with Murder in the First Degree. Foiles, a 42-year-old resident of Spokane, Washington, was arrested and booked into the Bonneville County Jail.
Investigators are asking for public assistance gathering information about Foiles movements between December 15th and January 12th. Anyone who saw Foiles or the motorhome pictured over the past 4 weeks is asked to report the information to the Idaho Falls Police Department by emailing IFPD Detective Reed at [email protected] or calling the non-emergency dispatch line at (208)529-1200. Please reference case number 2024-1289. The motorhome is a 1973 tan motorhome with obvious damage to the rear driver’s side, and a red stripe down the side. At some point in the last 4 weeks, the stripe was painted blue.
Wardell Street was blocked off from approximately 12:30 – 5:30 p.m. for necessary steps in the investigation to take place. We thank community members for their understanding and cooperation with the closure.
This incident remains under active investigation and no further information is available for release at this time. Additional information is expected to be released at a later date, when appropriate given the progress of the investigation.