High-risk fugitive from Idaho captured in Costa Rica
Boise, June 20, 2012 — A high-risk fugitive who has been sought by the Idaho Department of Correction for more than five years is now back in custody thanks to the assistance of the U.S. Marshals Service.
John Michael Brennan, IDOC #80813 (DOB: 04/27/1971), disappeared in February of 2007 while on probation for sexual battery of a minor – 16 or 17 years of age – in Ada County. The U.S. Marshals Service located Brennan in Costa Rica.
Costa Rican authorities detained Brennan and on June 19 returned him to the United States. He now is being held in the San Bernardino County Jail in San Bernardino, California, awaiting extradition to Idaho.
“We are grateful to the Marshals Service for helping us capture Brennan,” said Christina Iverson, supervisor of IDOC’s Fugitive Recovery Unit. “He committed a serious crime and he needs to face justice.”
On March 15, 2006, Brennan was given a five- to 15-year sentence on the sexual battery charge, but the sentence was suspended. Brennan now faces the possibility of additional charges for absconding from probation and fleeing the country.