Salminen captured, bond set at $50,000

Posted at 5:37 PM, May 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-05 15:00:39-04

HELENA – A burglary suspect wanted in connection with a Helena double homicide has been caught.

Lakota Salminen was arrested by Lewis and 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 individuals at Zip Trip convenience store.

Salminen is also charged with felony possession of dangerous drugs. Following her arrest Friday morning, detention center officers found items that are usually included in drug use “hit kits” including 9 empty syringes, strings used for I-V drug use and 3 Carisoprodol pills, a Schedule IV muscle relaxant.

Bond in her has been set at $50,000.00.

She’ll be arraigned in district court at the end of the month.