James P. Mancuso, 32, faces a second-degree murder charge in the March 10 stabbing death of Robert Stevens, Nampa police announced Wednesday night.
Police hadn't previously identified the man suspected of stabbing Stevens during a fight in front of a Nampa home, but did identify as a "person of interest" Ashley Ford, the woman who reportedly left the scene with the assailant.
Nampa detectives believe Mancuso and Ford are still together, and say Mancuso was spotted in Bonner County Wednesday evening. Police distributed two photos of Mancuso, one wearing glasses and one without glasses.
“This case continues to be a high priority for our agency and we are making continuous efforts to apprehend James Mancuso,” NPD Lt. Eric Skoglund said. “We are working with the United States Marshall’s Greater Idaho Fugitive Task Force to locate Mancuso wherever he goes.”
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Investigators located a 2009 blue Subaru Forester, believed to have been driven by the fugitive pair, in the Bonner County area. Idaho State Police and the Bonner County Sheriff’s Office are assisting in the search for Mancuso, believed to be in Bonner County and possibly on foot, police said.
Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Mancuso or Ford is asked to call Nampa police at 465-2257 or Crime Stoppers at 343-COPS.