Police: Suspect ran through WinCo and into pond

Posted at 12:30 PM, Apr 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-20 14:33:10-04

A Boise man is in Ada County Jail after police say he attempted to hide in a drainage pond to avoid arrest following a domestic violence call.

The incident started just after 8:30 a.m. on Monday, April 19th after a 911 call came into dispatch regarding a domestic fight at a home in the 600 block of Shadow Fox Place near the Floating Feather/Horseshoe Bend road neighborhood.

A woman told dispatchers that the suspect, identified as Andrew J. Eshun, attacked her and pulled out a butcher knife to threaten her. The woman was able to go to a neighbor’s house and lock him out.

Eshun fled the area and police eventually found him inside of WinCo at 3032 E. State Street.

When Eshun saw police, he fled through the store using a fire exit. The exit sounded off an alarm inside of the store.

Eshun then ran into some bushes and tried to hide in a drainage pond before surrendering to police.

Andrew J. Eshun is in Ada County Jail charged with felony counts of domestic battery when a child is present, attempted strangulation, and aggravated assault in connection with the domestic violence case. In addition, he is us also charged with a misdemeanor count of resisting arrest for hiding and then running away from officers.

Eshun will make his initial court appearance Wednesday afternoon.