Man in custody after reports of Idaho highway shootings

Published: Friday, Nov. 1 2013 12:29 p.m. MDT

A 28-year-old California man who police say shot at two other vehicles on Interstate 84 in southwest Idaho has been taken into custody in Wendell.

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BOISE, Idaho — A 28-year-old California man who police say shot at two other vehicles on Interstate 84 in southwest Idaho has been taken into custody in Wendell.

Authorities say Lajai J. Pridgette was taken into custody about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at a convenience store after two motorists reported being shot at in the previous hour and a half.

Police say a shot fired by Pridgette about 6 p.m. on the freeway near Boise blew out the back windows of a Chevy Malibu.

An hour later, a motorist in a Toyota pickup reported being shot at near Mountain Home. Police say the bullet lodged in the cab.

No one was injured in either shooting.

Authorities say Pridgette faces four counts of aggravated assault along with other felonies.

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