Prowler arrested in Garden City

Quayd John Charles Jones, 20, of Garden City has been booked into the Ada County Jail on four felony charges: battery, burglary, sexual abuse of a minor and lewd and lascivious conduct with a minor.

According to Garden City Police, officers responded to a report of a prowler on the 200 block of East 46th Street about 4:16 a.m. Friday.

Upon arrival officers learned a male had tried to enter a residence through a window. When an adult female exited the residence and confronted the suspect he grabbed her. The female pulled away from the subject and went back into the residence and called the police.

About 15 minutes after officers responded to the call and had begun searching for the suspect, Ada County Dispatch received a call about a prowler at a nearby residence. In this case, the suspect entered an unlocked residence and touched two juvenile females who were sleeping. The suspect fled the scene when the girls awoke.

Officers identified Jones as the suspect and arrested him at his nearby residence.

Jones’ arraignment is set for 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Ada County Courthouse.

Due to the close proximity of the calls and the description of the suspect, police believed the calls are related and do not think there are any additional suspects.

“This is a scary situation involving both juvenile and adult female victims. Luckily none of the victims sustained serious physical injuries and we will work with the families to insure the victims receive the psychological support needed,” said Garden City Police Chief Rick Allen in a news release.

Allen reminds citizens to lock doors and windows and secure their residence while sleeping.

“During the summer and fall months, when the weather is pleasant, citizens are tempted to sleep with their windows and doors unsecured. For the safety of all residents, it is important to secure your residence while sleeping,” he said.