A Garden City man is in the Ada County Jail, arrested in connection with a carjacking that took place shortly after noon Tuesday.
Officers say a suspect –- later identified as Jermaine James Arrats, 35, of Garden City -– forcibly removed a driver from his vehicle in the 3100 block of Chinden Blvd. The car, a 2014 Nisan GTR, has an estimated valued at over $100,000, according to Garden City Police Dept. Lt. Abe Blount.
Witnesses tried to stop the suspect from leaving, but Arrats reportedly sped away. He was seen speeding eastbound on Chinden, toward Interstate 84.
Blount said the driver suffered minor injuries in the altercation, but was not hospitalized.
Minutes after the carjackjing, Arrats allegedly crashed the vehicle near Latah Street and Crescent Rim Drive in Boise. He ran from the scene, and was later apprehended by both Garden City and Boise Police officers near the intersection of Roosevelt and Bethel Streets.
Police said, at the time, Arrats was wearing only underwear and socks and appeared to be under the influence of an illegal substance.
Arrats was treated for possible injuries at a local hospital, and was later booked into the Ada County Jail.
He faces one count of robbery, one count of aggravated assault with a vehicle, and a parole agent’s warrant -– since police say he was on parole after being recently released from prison.