Meridian boy to be tried as an adult; charged with attempted kidnapping

Zackery Brower, 17, of Meridian
Zackery Brower, 17, of Meridian

Meridian police arrested a 17-year-old Meridian boy on charges of trying to abduct two girls, ages 12 and 8.

Zackery Brower is accused of trying to lure the girls in two separate incidents on Dec. 7. The 8-year-old’s mother was near the scene and took photos of Brower’s vehicle, according to Meridian police.

The two attempts took place 30 minutes apart: first near Ponderosa Elementary School and next near Sawtooth Middle School, police said.

On Monday, Brower was waived into adult court, which allowed Meridian police to disclose his name and other information about the case despite his age.

Investigators want to know if anyone has had any similar encounters with Brower. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Jim Miller at 208-846-7332.

Brower’s next court appearance is scheduled for Tuesday.