Wednesday, January 22, 2014

ISP Arrest Two Women After They Elude Troopers in Meridian

IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer

Teresa Baker
Public Information Officer
700 S. Stratford Dr., Meridian 83642
(208) 884-7122
Fax (208) 884-7087

For Immediate Release: 1/22/14 at 4:45 p.m.

MERIDIAN - On January 22, 2014, at approximately 10:31 a.m., Idaho State Police attempted to stop a 1996 Chevrolet Lumina for a traffic violation near Main Street and Central Drive in Meridian. The driver of the Lumina failed to stop and the Trooper initiated a pursuit. The pursuit was called off shortly thereafter on Cadillac Drive east of Locust Grove Road in Meridian due to public safety concerns. Area law enforcement was given a description of the vehicle and occupants. The vehicle was soon spotted on Bentley Drive at Truss Place in Meridian by two other Troopers. Those Troopers blocked the road in a second attempt to stop the Lumina, but the driver drove around the patrol cars and a second pursuit was initiated. The second pursuit was quickly discontinued on Franklin Road at Eagle Road, again due to concerns for the public.

At approximately 10:47 a.m., an Ada County Sheriff's deputy located the vehicle in a parking lot in the 9000 block of Emerald Street in Boise. The three occupants of the vehicle were located walking in another parking lot a short distance away. Two of the occupants were subsequently arrested and booked into the Ada County Jail. The driver, Tabatha Danielle Ellis, 24, of Meridian, was arrested for felony eluding a peace officer and cited for driving without privileges and possession of drug paraphernalia. One of the passengers in the car, Norma Julia Garcia, 27, of Nampa, was arrested on an outstanding felony bench warrant issued from Canyon County for failure to appear on an original charge trafficking in Methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia with a $25,000 bond. The other passenger, Taylor M. Herren, was cited and released for possession of drug paraphernalia.

The Idaho State Police were assisted by the Meridian Police Department, Ada County Sheriff's Office and the Boise Police Department.

Tabatha Danielle Ellis

Norma Julia Garcia