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Burglary suspect arrested in connection with Helena Valley murders

Posted: May 11, 2018 2:14 PM Updated:

Lakota Salminen, a burglary suspect wanted in connection with a Helena double homicide, has been arrested.

Salminen was arrested by Lewis & Clark County Sheriff’s Deputies at Valley Drive and Canyon Ferry Road early Friday morning.

Prosecutors had issued a warrant for Salminen’s arrest following the homicides of David and Charla Taylor in their Helena home in mid-March.

Charging documents say Salminen was allegedly involved in a burglary of the Lincoln RV Park with a group of individuals that included homicide suspect Kaleb Taylor.

Prosecutors say following the homicides, Salminen joined Taylor and two other people at a Zip Trip convenience store.

Salminen is also charged with felony possession of dangerous drugs. After her arrest Friday morning, detention center officers found items that are usually included in drug use “hit kits,” including nine empty syringes, strings used for IV drug use, and three Carisoprodol pills, a Schedule IV muscle relaxant.

Bond for Salminen was set at $50,000.

She is scheduled to be arraigned in District Court in late May

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