Nampa Homicide Suspect, Fugitive For Three Months, Arrested in Spokane 

click to enlarge James Mancuso, 32, is accused of second-degree murder. - NAMPA POLICE DEPARTMENT
  • Nampa Police Department
  • James Mancuso, 32, is accused of second-degree murder.

A Nampa murder suspect, on the run for more than three months, was finally arrested June 18 following a late night traffic stop in Spokane, Wash.

According to police, two men were reportedly arguing in front of a Nampa garage on march 10. By the end of the evening, Robert Stevens, 30, was dead from a stab wound to the abdomen and authorities were looking for James Mancuso, 32, and a female companion identified as 27-year-old Ashley Ford. The last anyone saw of Mancuso or Ford was March 23, when the couple was spotted during a traffic stop in the Ponderay/Kootenai area, north of Sandpoint, but the suspects fled the scene.

Now, KHQ-TV in Spokane is reporting the Spokane County Sheriff's Office received a report June 18 of a reckless driver and called in the City of Spokane Police Department for assistance. A short time later, the suspect, who turned out to be Mancuso, was spotted on foot. Officers took the suspect into custody but say they had no idea he was also a fugitive wanted for second-degree murder. Mancusco is behind bars in the Spokane County Jail. 

Ashley Ford, wanted as an accessory to the murder, has been in custody since early May. She was arrested in Las Vegas.


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