More details released about Chris Tapp arrest

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IDAHO FALLS — Christopher Tapp was arrested and booked into the Bonneville County Jail Monday on a misdemeanor domestic battery charge and misdemeanor interference with a telecommunication device charge.

Bonneville County Sheriff deputies were called to his home on O’Bryant St. around 1:15 p.m. for a report of a dispute, sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. Bryan Lovell told EastIdahoNews.com.

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Lovell says deputies made contact with Tapp, who was the reporting party, and his wife, who had been in an altercation that had turned physical.

During the altercation, Lovell says Mrs. Tapp attempted to get a cell phone to call police but was prevented from doing so by Tapp. Deputies also observed minor injuries to Mrs. Tapp at the scene.

Tapp was taken into custody and booked into jail. He is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday afternoon at 1:30. No bond has been set.

Tapp was released from prison in March after spending 20 years behind bars.

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He was convicted in 1997 of raping and murdering 18-year-old Angie Dodge at her Idaho Falls apartment. He confessed to Idaho Falls Police detectives that he had committed the crime, but serious questions were raised over the years that the confession was coerced or false. Numerous DNA samples left at the crime scene did not match Tapp’s. In March, the rape charge was vacated as part of an agreement that allowed him to be released from prison.

This is a developing story. EastIdahoNews.com will post new details throughout the day.

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