Nampa man arrested for stealing truck, running from police
A Nampa man is in the Ada County Jail charged with two felonies after running from deputies in a stolen pick-up truck.
On Monday afternoon just after 1 p.m., an Ada County Sheriff’s deputy was driving north on Eagle Road behind a Toyota pick-up truck with an Idaho license plate that was registered to a 1997 Buick Skylark. As the pick-up truck turned east onto Victory, the deputy turned on the overhead lights on his marked patrol car and attempted to stop the Toyota.
After a pursuit through Boise, the officer lost sight of the driver and ended the pursuit. The vehicle was later found nearby. While police searched the car for evidence, other deputies looking for the runaway driver stopped to talk to a man who was sitting outside a convenience store at Five Mile and Victory. Deputies say the man appeared nervous. He identified himself to the officers as Donald J. Wilson, 33, of Nampa, the same name found on a receipt in the truck.
Because Wilson’s name matched the receipt found in the truck, he was taken into custody and was found with keys that belonged to the pick-up abandoned. Detectives say the Toyota had been previously reported as stolen out of Canyon County.
Wilson was arrested on charges of Felony Grand Theft and Felony Eluding.