Nampa police capture man who fled from traffic stop

May 2, 2014 

Vicente Sarceda Prieto

Vicente Sarceda Prieto, 29, was captured Thursday night at a home in the 1700 block of Third Street South in Nampa.

Nampa police and the Greater Idaho Fugitive Task Force received a tip Thursday morning that Prieto might be in the Nampa area. Detectives working the case traced him to the home on Third Street. Prieto surrendered without incident at about 11 p.m.

Prieto was suffering from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his lower leg. The wound was inflicted several days ago and had become infected, police said. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment and then taken to the Canyon County Jail in Caldwell.

Prieto was arrested on several warrants. He was charged with aggravated battery, aggravated assault, use of a firearm during a felony, unlawful entry, possession of paraphernalia, two counts of eluding police, two counts of petit theft and malicious injury to property. He was also charged with driving without privileges and without insurance, trespassing, obstruct and delay and windshield obstruction. He was also charged with probation violations for domestic battery and violation of a no contact order.

Other charges are pending, police said.

Late last month, Prieto allegedly fled the scene of a traffic stop on West Orchard Street in Nampa.

A Nampa officer stopped a Honda Accord on April 23 and the female driver exited the car and ran away. A man lying in the car’s back seat then confronted the officer, making “furtive movements” that caused the officer to back away from the car.

The man, later identified as Prieto, jumped into the Accord’s front seat and drove away with police in pursuit. The pursuit went from Orchard to Lonestar Road, then continued at high speeds toward the area of Midway and Lake Lowell. Police discontinued the pursuit because of the suspect’s high speed and erratic driving, police said.

The Accord turned east on Lake Lowell Avenue, running a stop sign and sideswiping a Chevrolet Silverado near the Middleton Road intersection, police said. Damage to the Silverado was reportedly minor, and no injuries were reported.

The female driver of the vehicle, 34-year-old Brandi Nicole Davis of Jerome, was later arrested on a warrant.

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