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Suspect In 1980 Idaho Shooting Death Arrested In Texas

CHALLIS, Idaho (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — An 86-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a 1980 shooting in central Idaho that left one man dead and another injured.

The Custer County Sheriff's Office says Walter James Mason was arrested Oct. 10 in Eastland County in central Texas and transported to Idaho on Oct. 13.

According to court records, Mason is charged with first-degree murder and has a preliminary hearing Monday.

Mason is a suspect in the Sept. 20, 1980 killing of 52-year-old rancher Daniel Woolley outside a bar in Clayton, Idaho. He was found in Texas living under the alias Walter James Allison.

Authorities have not released details on what led investigators to Mason.

(© Copyright 2019 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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