Man arrested after south Ada County chase

Posted at 6:08 PM, May 31, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-31 20:08:34-04

A 21-year-old Boise man has been arrested after reports say he ran away during a Wednesday afternoon traffic stop, led Sheriff’s Office deputies on a foot chase, and tried to hide in a south Ada County neighborhood.

Cameron Dean Gamel also has active arrest warrants for felony grand theft and burglary, according to a Sheriff’s Office news release.

Deputies began their investigation just after 2:30 p.m. when they pulled over a car at the Maple Grove Road/Kiowa Drive intersection. They say the vehicle did not have a license plate.

The driver, later identified as Gamel, got out of the car to speak with an ACSO deputy -- when he suddenly ran away into the neighborhood on the west side of Maple Grove.

A deputy deployed a Taser to try to stop Gamel as he ran away, but only one of the probes hit the man.

Several other deputies arrived and set up a perimeter around the neighborhood. A Meridian Police officer and K-9 also helped with the search.

Gamel was seen running through backyards of homes in the area and was eventually located behind a home on South Silverpine Way.

Gamel surrendered and deputies arrested him around 3:30 p.m., the release said.

Gamel is being checked out at a local hospital as a precaution and will be booked into the Ada County Jail Wednesday evening.

Gamel is expected to make his initial court appearance Thursday afternoon. He already has a $30,000 bond for the felony grand theft and burglary charges.

Additional charges are possible.