A police chase that began after a report of a gunshot in Kuna led to the arrest of a domestic violence suspect Friday.
Ada County sheriff's deputies used "less than lethal" ammunition to subdue and arrest Thomas Clayton Goff, 54, after a brief standoff outside a home near Can Ada and Melba roads, where he went after fleeing sheriff's deputies who tried to stop his car, said Andrea Dearden, sheriffs spokeswoman.
Deputies were looking for Goff after a report of a domestic violence situation on Shady Grove Road, Dearden said. Minutes later, at 12:34 p.m., someone reported a man firing a gun inside a camper trailer in the 400 block of Ash Avenue. The suspect in both cases was Goff, according to the sheriff's office.
Responding deputies saw Goff leaving the Ash home in a GMC pickup. He fled a stop near Kuna Road and Ten Mile and drove to a relative's home in the 6500 block of Melba Road. He ran to the front porch of the home and remained their with a relative while deputies tried to get him to surrender. Goff "became increasingly agitated and aggressive toward deputies" after about 30 minutes, so deputies shot him with the a Taser-like projectile. Dearden said the ammunition is more similar to bean bags than a Taser shock.
Goff was booked into the Canyon County Jail on charges of domestic battery, discharging a weapon in the city limits, driving under the influence, eluding police and resisting arrest.