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Nampa man arrested after fleeing officers

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Posted at 6:35 PM, Mar 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-11 06:54:39-05

A Nampa man is behind bars after fleeing Nampa Police officers.

At approximately 10:20 a.m., the Canyon County Sheriff’s Office attempted to stop a vehicle that failed to stop at a stop sign on Pit Lane in Nampa.

The driver fled the vehicle on foot after pulling over and the Nampa Police Department quickly set up a perimeter.

After searching the area with K-9 units from the Canyon County Sheriff’s Office, officers discovered that Sebastian Levasseu, 20, of Nampa was as an escapee out of the Canyon County Detention Center.

Levasseu failed to return after a court ordered furlough in February.

According to Nampa Police, a short time after escaping on foot, citizens called police claiming that a suspicious person was walking through their backyards.

One homeowner confronted Levasseu after he entered a shed and Levasseu allegedly attacked the citizen.

Levasseu was arrested a short time later after being found in a shop of a nearby home.

After being caught, Levasseu was charged with providing false information to an officer, malicious injury to property, unlawful entry, resisting officers, battery, and failure to purchase a license.