COEUR D’ALENE-- A Coeur d’Alene man will spend at least six years in prison for not registering as a sex offender.
John Rhoden, 29, was sentenced Tuesday to serve the first two and a half years fixed, and the remaining three and a half years indeterminate, with credit for 20 days already served.
The judge also revoked Rhoden’s probation for a 2009 burglary conviction and sentenced him to serve his five-year sentence in prison consecutive to the failure to register sentence. These probation violations and the new case were the latest in Rhoden’s long history of refusing to comply with terms of probation, registration requirements and the laws of the state of Idaho according to the county prosecutor.
Rhoden was required to register as a sec offender after he was convicted of lewd and lascivious conduct with a minor in 2001. Rhoden absconded from probation on the burglary charge in May 2012 and became a non-compliant with his registration requirements at the same time.
Arrest warrants were issued and Rhoden was arrested after being featured as the Fugitive of the Week by the North Idaho Violent Crimes Task Force. He has had a misdemeanor crimes prosecuted by the Coeur d’Alene City’s Attorney’s Office.