Drug trafficking suspect flees traffic stop near Fort Hall

Posted at 12:45 PM, May 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-12 14:45:46-04

BLACKFOOT, Idaho — Authorities in eastern Idaho are looking for a suspect who managed to evade police after a pursuit near Fort Hall.

An Idaho State Police trooper conducted a traffic stop on northbound I-15 at milepost 77 around 8:45 p.m. Saturday. That's when officers say 35-year-old Richard Burns of Idaho Falls fled the traffic stop in a 2018 Ford Fusion and then crashed the vehicle in Blackfoot.

Burns ran from the scene of the crash on foot.

Authorities say he is considered armed and dangerous. If seen do not approach and contact law enforcement immediately.

Jennifer A. McCammon, 27, of Blackfoot, who was also in the vehicle, was taken into custody for drug trafficking.

Idaho State Police was assisted by Bannock County Sheriff's Office, Bingham County Sheriff's Office, Fort Hall Police Department, and Blackfoot Police Department.