Bryan K. Jacobs is being held in the Ada County Jail on felony charges of grand theft, burglary and aggravated assault after Boise police say they had to use a Taser to arrest him while investigating a report of a car burglary in progress Tuesday morning.
Police say Jacobs was inside someone elses Jeep when they confronted him in a parking lot in the 7200 block of West Colonial Street in West Boise just after 7 a.m. Police say the 36-year-old Jacobs fought with officers, who used the Taser to get him under control.
Several witnesses told police they saw a man, later identified by police as Jacobs, chasing another man through the parking lot. When police arrived, they they found Jacobs inside the Jeep. Police say he refused commands to get out and had to be pulled out.
Police say they later figured out that the man being chased caught Jacobs rummaging through his car and confronted him, at which point Jacobs threatened the man with a knife and began chasing him. That is why Jacobs is charged with aggravated assault, according to reports.
Police say that when other people in the parking lot saw what was happening and confronted Jacobs, he stopped chasing the man and tried to run away himself, trying to get into cars before finding the unlocked Jeep. That was around the time police showed up.
Police also found a car in the parking lot next to the Jeep that had been reported stolen Monday from an apartment complex near Fairview Avenue and Allumbaugh Street. Police say they found evidence inside that car that Jacobs stole it the day before, which is why he is charged with grand theft.
Jacobs was treated by paramedics at the parking lot before being booked into jail.
Jacobs will make his initial court appearance Wednesday afternoon.
The crimes of grand theft, burglary, and aggravated assault are punishable by 14, 10, and 5 years in prison.