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Armed Garden City carjacking suspect arrested after pursuit through Ada County

Posted at 1:08 PM, Jun 25, 2024

GARDEN CITY, Idaho — A suspect has been arrested following a carjacking in Garden City in the early morning hours of Tuesday, June 25.

Edward Qunitana, 38, appeared before a judge Wednesday, June 26. Charges against Qunitana include robbery, grand theft, driving without privilages, Unlawful Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon, and Officer-Flee or Attempt to Elude a Police Officer in a Motor Vehicle His bail is set at $750,000 with a preliminary hearing on July, 5.

An alert was broadcast to all Ada County agencies, reporting the suspect to be armed.

At around 9:30, Ada County Sheriff's Deputy Dzevad Mustafic located the vehicle driving near Highway 44 and E Horseshoe Bend Rd.

Dzevad waited for other units to arrive before engaging knowing the suspect was armed. When the deputy attempted a traffic stop near E State St and E Winding Creek, the suspect took off in the car.

Deputies pursued the vehicle into Eagle, where they successfully performed a PIT maneuver and stopped the suspect in the car.

The driver was taken into custody without incident shortly after being stopped in the area of E State St and N Cobblestone Ln. Quintana was then released to Garden City Police.

The Garden City Police Department is leading the investigation into the incident.