Parolee charged with disarming police officer

September 3, 2013 

— A Meridian man was arrested Monday night after police say he snatched a Taser from a Garden City officer.

Residents near East 38th and Adams streets called police to report a man acting suspiciously. Witnesses said Deylen Scott Loos, 28, was wandering through neighbors’ yards, picking up children’s toys and other items.

The man appeared disoriented, the caller told dispatchers.

An officer spotted Loos in the area, but the suspect fled, police said. After a brief foot chase, the officer caught up to Loos in the backyard of a 38th Street house. That’s when the suspect took the Taser from the officer, police said.

The officer was able to place Loos in handcuffs, and neither man was hurt. The Taser was never fired. Shortly after his arrest, Loos began complaining of chest pain and was transported to Saint Alphonsus in Boise.

After the suspect was medically cleared, he was booked into Ada County Jail. Loos, who was on parole from a 2011 drug conviction, absconded from parole a few weeks ago, officers said.

The suspect also was found to be under the influence at the time of his arrest, according to the Garden City Police Department.

Loos was charged with a felony for disarming a police officer, along with misdemeanor charges of resisting arrest and being under the influence of drugs in public. He will appear in court Tuesday afternoon.

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