Jeremy I. Davis is being held in the Ada County Jail on a felony robbery charge after Boise police say he and at least two other teens used a gun and a club to rob two people inside their apartment near the Boise State campus early Tuesday morning.
Davis is 19-years-old. The other male teens, ages 14 and 17, are being held in the Ada County juvenile detention facility.
The victims told police the trio took several undisclosed items from inside the apartment located in 1000 block of Denver Avenue, which is just south of University Boulevard before taking off. Police say there was no sign the teens forced entry to get inside.
The victims called police just before 1 a.m. Officers arriving at the apartment moments later saw four young men running away and began chasing after them and yelling at them to stop, according tor reports. Police say the teens did not stop and kept running through alleys and yards in an attempt to get away.
Police eventually caught up to two of the teens in parking lots of a businesses in the 1100 block of South Broadway Avenue. One of the officers had to chase a teen over a fence before catching him, according to reports.
A Boise K-9 police dog was brought in to help search for the other teen. The dog tracked the teen across several front and back yards in the Longmont Avenue/Rossi Street neighborhood before finding him hiding in some bushes, according to reports.
The K-9 dog bit the teen during that pursuit. The teen was treated by paramedics for the bite and was taken to a local hospital for treatment before being arrested. Police reports do not say which of the three teens the K-9 dog bit.
Police are also trying to figure out if a fourth teen was involved in the robbery. Police say the robbery was not random but did not say what the relationship was between the teens and the victims. The 14- and 17-year-olds were also charged with robbery.
Davis will make his initial court appearance Wednesday afternoon.
The crime of robbery is punishable by up to life in prison.