Two or more people who saw a man pointing a gun at passing motorists in the Rose Hill and Vista area helped police identify a suspect, Boise police said in a release Tuesday.
Police were called to investigate the incident just after noon Monday.
Witnesses showed investigators which residence the suspect went into on Wallace Street. As police inquired at that house, they said they saw a man trying to exit a side entrance.
Officers detained the man — Langston J. Cobb, a 31-year-old Meridian man — and found that he had a gun.
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He was not the man witnesses saw, but police determined that Cobb is a felon and prohibited from carrying a firearm. He was also wanted on two warrants.
Cobb was booked into the Ada County Jail on numerous charges, including felony failure to appear, unlawful possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, false informatin provided to a law enforcement officer, dispensing/distributing a legend drug without a prescription.
Police detained four others who came out of the house. One of the men was identified by witnesses as the man pointing the gun at motorists.
Valente Raymundo Jr., a 33-year-old Boise man, was charged with aggravated assault.
When Raymundo was taken into custody, police did not find a gun in his possession, a Boise police spokesman told the Statesman.
Raymundo has a lengthy criminal history. Since 2010, he has been convicted of numerous crimes, including petit theft, possession of a controlled substance, malicious injury to property, disorderly conduct, carrying a concealed weapon without a license and driving without privileges