Fugitive who smashed van into ACSO patrol car caught in West Boise after extended search - Ada County Sheriff

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Fugitive who smashed van into ACSO patrol car caught in West Boise after extended search

Ada County Sheriff’s deputies arrested car theft/parole violation suspect Scott Dennis Davis around 7 p.m. Tuesday after a long and comprehensive search in the Five Mile/McMillan/Maple Grove roads neighborhood.

The 38-year-old Davis had been hiding there since shortly after noon Tuesday. Davis took off on foot after he purposefully smashed a stolen van into an ACSO patrol car to avoid arrest.

Eagle, Boise, Meridian, Garden City, and Star police officers joined ACSO deputies, US Marshals, and officers with probation and parole to search the neighborhood for Davis all afternoon, chasing down dozens of tips and sightings.

Deputies eventually found Davis outside a home on W. Burntwood Court after getting a citizen call from 911 around 7 p.m.

When Davis figured out officers were on the way he tried to hide inside a garage on Burntwood Court and got into a car.

The homeowner, who knew that deputies were looking for Davis, got into a physical confrontation with Davis and kept him from leaving until Eagle Police officer Britton Stuart arrived moments later.

Stuart then deployed a Taser to stop Davis, who was taken into custody.

Deputies had been looking for Davis in earnest since Monday, when he was identified as a suspect in the theft of a van from outside a home in the Linder Drive/Interstate 84 neighborhood sometime between 11 p.m. Sunday and 8 a.m. Monday.

Deputies found the van Tuesday morning outside a home in the Five Mile Road/Edna Street neighborhood. Deputies were in the process of setting up around the house shortly after noon when Davis got out of the home, ran into the van, and drove away. That’s when he drove the van into an ACSO patrol car to avoid arrest.

The deputy was not injured in that crash but the car — and the van — sustained some damage

Davis abandoned the van less than a mile away on W. Patti Street and took off on foot, where he was seen running though yards in the neighborhood.

Deputies and officers worked with homeowners in the area on property searches all afternoon. K-9 dogs searched yards and a nearby canal for hours.

Ada County dispatchers sent out four geo-cast notifications to homes in the neighborhood Tuesday afternoon, telling citizens what was going on, giving them a description of Davis, and letting them know when he was in custody.

Davis has a lengthy criminal history and is on parole for felony forgery and grand theft convictions out of Ada County. Idaho Department of Correction records list him as a fugitive.

Davis is being held at the Ada County Jail with no-bond for the parole violations. Other charges in connection with Tuesday’s events are pending – but will likely include grand theft and felony aggravated assault/battery on a law enforcement officer.

Davis’ criminal history includes previous convictions for aggravated assault/battery on a law enforcement officer and eluding arrest.

Ada County Sheriff’s Officials would like to thank the residents of the Five Mile/McMillan/Maple Grove roads neighborhood for their patience and cooperation. We’d also like to thank Eagle, Star, Boise, Meridian, and Garden City police, US Marshals, and probation and parole officers for all their help.