Three arrested in Meridian robbery

Posted: 11:18 AM, Oct 10, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-11 11:13:25Z
Three arrested in Meridian robbery
Three arrested in Meridian robbery
Three arrested in Meridian robbery

Three people were arrested early Wednesday morning in connection with a robbery that police say took place at a Meridian bar.

According to Meridian Police Department Deputy Chief Tracy Basterrechea, officers were dispatched to a bar in the 1400 block of North Eagle Road early Wednesday on a report of a robbery.

“Upon arrival, officers discovered a 28-year old male victim had been severely battered, sustaining non-life-threatening injuries to his face -- and had an undisclosed amount of cash taken from his wallet,” Basterrechea said.

Three suspects –- a woman and two men –- reportedly fled the scene in a vehicle. Police obtained a description of the vehicle and issued an alert to other agencies.

The vehicle was later spotted by Ada County Sheriff’s Office deputies near the intersection of South Maple Grove Road and Brookview Drive, in west Boise.

Deputies arrested Seth Case, 28; Roger Flege, 34; and Melanie Payne, 40. All are from Boise. 

They were booked into the Ada County Jail on a felony robbery charge.

No details were immediately available on what motivated the robbery. 

If convicted, they could face a minimum of five years and a maximum of life in prison, according to Basterrechea.