The suspect seen running through backyards and into at least one house near Star Elementary on Wednesday was captured after a short foot chase and jailed on various felony and misdemeanor charges.
Zackery Douglas Adams faces felony charges of burglary, drug possession and possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, plus misdemeanor charges of resisting an officer, providing false information to an officer and possessing drug paraphernalia.
Felony burglary is punishable by up to 10 years in prison. More charges against Adams are likely, according to the Ada County Sheriff’s Office. A preliminary hearing on the case will be set for some time in early July.
Adams took two guns from inside a home on Carswell Way — a .357 handgun and a Taurus .380 with a wooden handle, according to the sheriff’s office. Deputies recovered the .357 handgun Wednesday near where Adams was arrested and found the Taurus .380 in the same neighborhood Thursday afternoon. It is unclear what else Adams took during the crime spree. When he was arrested, Adams had a knife, a small amount of methamphetamine and items taken from a burglary in Nampa on Tuesday, the sheriff’s office said.
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On Wednesday, the sheriff’s office tweeted a photo of a suspect who ran from investigators about 11 a.m., and sheriff’s office spokesman Patrick Orr said that image from an officer’s body camera showed Adams. Social media efforts throughout the day generated many tips that led to Adams’ capture, Orr said.
Star police, Ada County deputies and Meridian police searched the neighborhood west of Star Elementary for the remainder of the day, and Adams was found around 6 p.m. hiding near outbuildings in the 11000 block of Third Street, Orr said. He tried to run again but was quickly captured.
Star burglary suspect says he dumped a stolen Taurus .380 in a shed while evading officers but can't remember where. pic.twitter.com/HsU9gOsn5q— Ada County Sheriff (@AdaCoSheriff) June 25, 2015
Star burglary suspect says he left the stolen gun in shed that had 2 motorcycles & canning supplies and was near a home. Info? call 377-6790— Ada County Sheriff (@AdaCoSheriff) June 25, 2015