GRANGEVILLE, ID - Just before 10 a.m. on Tuesday, the Idaho County Sheriff's Office was notified that the Adams County Sheriff’s Office was in pursuit of a stolen vehicle, which was headed north towards Idaho County. The vehicle, a black 2017 Kia Sedona, had been reported as stolen on Saturday night to the Nampa Police Department.
The suspect, a white male with dark facial hair, was reported to be driving the vehicle and using a stolen credit card in New Meadows. According to a release from the ICSO, the vehicle was located by deputies in the area of the Sheep Creek Rest Area and a pursuit began. Two sets of spike strips were placed on Highway 95 at milepost 234. The Kia drove over the spike strips, which flattened both front tires. The driver of the Kia continued on until he reached the line of cars that stopped due to the in-progress pursuit. The driver rear ended a patrol vehicle and then exited the Kia.
The suspect was brandishing a gun and forcefully removed an 84-year-old male from his BMW. The suspect then fled in the BMW going both northbound, and then southbound, before turning off onto Lake Road. Idaho County Deputies pursued the vehicle as the suspect was going in excess of 100 mph on gravel roads.
Spike strips were again deployed at Tolo Lake Road and Highway 95, but did not disable the vehicle. The suspect continued into Grangeville, turning onto Idaho Avenue, then on Court Street, which is near the Grangeville Elementary/Middle School. All area schools were put on lockdown for the safety of the children and staff.
The suspect continued into Grangeville, where the BMW was abandoned and the suspect then stole a Ford F350 boom truck. The officers continued on and caught up to the suspect and boom truck on Day Road. The vehicle continued on the backroads of Idaho County. When the vehicle became disabled due to the terrain, the suspect fled on foot into the area of Cottonwood Creek Canyon.
Nez Perce County Sheriff’s Air Posse launched a fixed wing and the suspect was briefly located walking down a logging road in a heavily wooded area. Idaho County Deputies, Adams County Deputies, Grangeville City Police Officers, Idaho State Police Officers, Cottonwood City Police Officers, Lewis County Deputies and their canine unit, Fish and Game Officers, U.S. Forest Service Officers, and Nez Perce Tribal Police Officers continued to search for the suspect on foot.
A tactical helicopter was sent to assist by the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office. In the evening hours on Tuesday, the Idaho State Police SWAT team arrived and secured the perimeter for the night.
At approximately 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, 29-year-old Jackie Shayde Sedillo, of Middleton, Idaho, was arrested without incident in the canyon off of Long Haul Road on the Ada County warrant. Further charges are pending.