Lloyd Harrod, 52, was booked into the Canyon County jail on aggravated assault, domestic battery and other charges after a pre-dawn pursuit across North Nampa that ended with Harrod’s car vaulting a creek and crashing.
Harrod is accused of firing at pursuing officers, with at least one bullet hitting a police car, Nampa police said in a news release.
The incident began on 11th Avenue North near Garrity Boulevard about 3:30 a.m. Tuesday after Nampa officers, investigating a domestic “disturbance involving a firearm” earlier in the morning, tried to stop a Lincoln LS connected to that incident, police said. The car sped away southbound on 11th with officers in pursuit. The chase continued west on 1st Street North and then north on 1st Avenue to Gateway Street, where it crashed into road barriers, vaulted over Indian Creek and came to rest on its top on the north side of the creek, NPD Lt. Eric Skoglund said.
“It was a pretty spectacular event,” Skoglund said.
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The driver fled on foot but was soon apprehended by officers in a yard on 5th Street North, police said.
It is unclear how many shots the driver fired during the pursuit, Skoglund said. No officers were injured.
Harrod was taken to a local hospital for treatment of minor injuries, then taken to the county jail on felony charges of aggravated assault, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon on a police officer, eluding an officer, battery with intent to commit a serious felony, domestic battery and unlawful possession of a firearm. He also faces misdemeanor charges of unlawful discharge of a firearm and obstructing/ delaying officers.
The initial incident between a man and woman that sparked the investigation happened in the 1600 block of Garrity Boulevard, Skoglund said. Further details about that domestic dispute were not available Tuesday afternoon.