New details on how deputies moved Lori Vallow Daybell from Idaho to Arizona - East Idaho News

New details on how deputies moved Lori Vallow Daybell from Idaho to Arizona

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Lori Vallow Daybell. | Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office

POCATELLO — Lori Vallow Daybell is no longer incarcerated at the Pocatello Women’s Correctional Center and has been booked into the Maricopa County Jail in Arizona.

Daybell’s Idaho inmate resident page was updated at 3:34 a.m. Thursday and says she is “not currently in an IDOC facility.”

Maricopa County Sheriff deputies left Arizona on Monday to pick Daybell up in a vehicle as weather created complications to have her travel by air, according to a statement from Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone.

“On Nov. 30, deputies arrived back in Maricopa County just after midnight. Suspect Vallow was booked in the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office ITR facility. This is one example of the exceptional, understated and efficient operations conducted by the Extraditions Detail of MCSO,” Penzone said. “Suspect Lori Vallow will stay in the custody of the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office. The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office will assume prosecution of the allegations. Pursuing criminals and bringing them to justice is what we do, and we’re very good at it.”

Daybell has been incarcerated at the Pocatello Women’s Correctional Center since the beginning of August after Judge Steven Boyce sentenced her to life in prison for the murders of her children, Tylee Ryan and Joshua “JJ” Vallow. She was also found guilty of conspiring to commit the murder of Tammy Daybell, the former wife of Lori’s current husband, Chad Daybell.

Gov. Brad Little signed an executive agreement last month to extradite Daybell to Arizona on conspiracy to commit murder charges. The three-page document was sent to him by Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs on Sept. 13.

Daybell faces two conspiracy to commit murder charges in Arizona. A grand jury indicted her in June 2021 after her brother, Alex Cox, shot and killed her then-husband Charles Vallow in his Chandler home. Cox died in December 2019 from what a medical examiner deemed to be natural causes.

A second grand jury indictment was filed in Feb. 2022 for conspiracy to commit the murder of Boudreaux. At the time, he was married to Melani Pawlowski, Daybell’s niece. Police say Cox shot at Boudreaux and tried to kill him.

Arizona paid to transport Daybell “with no further formal extradition proceedings,” according to the extradition agreement.

Daybell is expected to have an initial court appearance this week.

Penzone is holding a news conference at noon. will livestream the event.