The Ada County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday evening that deputies arrested a man who’d fled into a South Boise neighborhood when police approached him.
Police said earlier in the day that they were searching for a felony domestic violence suspect in the Five Mile and Victory Road neighborhood.
The man, now identified as 31-year-old James E. Whitmore, ran away from deputies as they were coming to arrest him at a house on Upland Avenue just before 3 p.m., the sheriff’s office said.
Whitmore fled on foot through back yards in the neighborhood, the sheriff’s office said.
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Deputies found him less than a mile away from the Upland Avenue residence, “wedged inside an outdoor doghouse near Roan Meadows Drive around 6:15 p.m.,” the sheriff's office said. “Whitmore surrendered without incident at that point.”
Whitmore is being held at the Ada County Jail and is scheduled for arraignment Friday afternoon.
The sheriff’s office said the Boise and Meridian police departments and the U.S. Marshals Task Force, as well as the neighborhood’s residents, helped with the search and arrest.