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A Helena woman wanted in connection with a burglary that preceded a double homicide in the Helena Valley was arrested Friday.

Lakota Lee Salminen, 19, was arrested in Lewis and Clark County and transported to the county detention center. Court documents say Salminen was with 21-year-old Kaleb Taylor, 21-year-old Kyle Hamm and 22-year-old Journey Wienke when they allegedly burglarized an RV park owned by Kaleb Taylor's parents, Charla and Dave Taylor. 

Court documents say Charla and Dave Taylor were killed after they confronted their son about the burglary. Kaleb Taylor, Wienke and Hamm have all been charged with two counts of deliberate homicide in connection with their deaths. 

Salminen is being charged with burglary, theft, possession of dangerous drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia. While searching her backpack, officers found a black zippered bag containing nine empty syringes, a metal pipe with burnt residue, strings commonly used for tourniquets, a metal spoon with residue and burn marks and three carisoprodol pills.



Reporter at the Helena Independent Record.

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