Police say Cory Dale Young led them on a 12-mile chase Tuesday afternoon that began near Meridian Middle School and ended at Cloverdale and Columbia roads.
After the suspect drove in oncoming lanes and nearly hit a school bus, police suspended the chase. About a minute later, around 3 p.m. Tuesday, the driver swerved to avoid spike strips, hit a car and rolled the pickup, police said.
Young, 36, of Blackfoot, was uninjured. He is charged with accessory to robbery, felony eluding a peace officer and felony grand theft.
Deputy Police Chief Tracy Basterrecheas account says Young and Brian Timothy Mack, 35, of Rupert, robbed a victim they knew in the 4900 block of North White Cap Lane, in the Lochsa Falls Subdivision. Police stopped a Ford Taurus near the middle school about five minutes after the 1:20 p.m. report. Mack surrendered and is charged with robbery and destruction of evidence. A third person in the car, a 33-year-old Boise woman, was not charged.
Police said Young fled on foot. Automatic warning calls were made to home phones in the neighborhood and the school was locked down while at least 15 officers from Meridian and the Ada County sheriffs office searched.
More than an hour later, police said, they saw Young fleeing in a stolen pickup. Police gave chase, following the driver south on 10 Mile Road, east on Amity Road and south on Cloverdale Road.
Passengers in the car struck at Cloverdale and Columbia were treated at a hospital for minor injuries.
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