Homedale man jailed following pursuit

Posted at 12:00 PM, Jul 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-18 17:38:34-04

NAMPA — A Homedale man has been booked into the Canyon County Jail after investigators say he was involved in a high-speed police pursuit that crossed county lines.

At about 8:50 p.m. Wednesday, Canyon County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the area of Locust Lane and South Midland Blvd. in Nampa to attempt to locate a wanted subject –- identified as Erik Ivan Enriques, 27, of Homedale -- who authorities say had several outstanding warrants related to domestic violence and other charges.

Police records show Enriques had a female with him and had made threats to kill her. An officer passed a white, passenger car and saw Enriques in the driver's seat and a female in the front passenger seat.

“When deputies attempted to make contact with Enriques, he fled the scene and a pursuit was initiated,” said Canyon County spokesman Joe Decker.

According to police records, an officer was advised over the radio during the chase Enriques was armed.

During the course of the pursuit, a Canyon County Sheriff’s Office vehicle –- a 2019 Ford Explorer -– and a 2019 Toyota Tacoma collided near the intersection of Midland and North Marketplace Blvds. in Nampa. The crash occurred about 9:08 p.m., according to the Idaho State Police, the outside agency investigating the crash. The driver was taken to St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center for unknown injuries. The Tacoma sustained heavy damage on the driver’s side, according to an ISP e-mail.

“The pursuit continued to the area of Chinden Blvd. and Ten Mile Road (in western Ada County) at which point, Enriques exited his vehicle and attempted to flee on foot,” Decker said.

According to police records, an officer was advised over the radio during the chase Enriques was armed. When Enriques tried to run on foot, the officer followed him. Police records say Enriques grabbed for his left hip area, and the officer removed their firearm and pointed it in Enriques' direction.

Enriques surrendered a short time later and was arrested on the several outstanding warrants.

He also faces a charge of eluding police. Additional charges are pending, authorities said.

In 2017, Enriques was involved in an escape attempt from the Canyon County Jail, during which a deputy was attacked, Decker stated.

(photo courtesy: Canyon County Jail)