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A Nampa man is behind bars today after a six-hour standoff with police.
At approximately 7:15 p.m. on May 28, officers stopped 36-year-old John Fulton near Amity and Happy Valley roads and attempted to arrest him on two outstanding warrants. That's when Fulton left the vehicle and fled the scene on foot. He returned to the car and, after the driver exited, Fulton got behind the wheel and initiated a high-speed chase.
Police stopped the chase because of Fulton's erratic driving but located him later when a citizen tip led them to his location. Fulton again fled on foot, entering a home near Northwest Nazarene University and refusing to leave. The residents of the home—who did not know Fulton—ran from the house after he entered.
During the standoff Nampa police deployed their Tactical Response Team, including the department's mine resistant ambush protected vehicle (MRAP), which local law enforcement sometimes uses to serve so-called "high-risk warrants
" where officers believe they may be exposed to harm. Some recent examples of armored vehicles used in the field include the Boise Police Department's deployment of a Bearcat
in response to a report of a knife fight and the use by eastern Idaho police of an MRAP to end an all-day standoff
at the Fort Hall Indian Reservation.
It was unknown whether Fulton was armed.
After leaving the home, Fulton was arrested on the two outstanding warrants, as well as felony charges of eluding police officers, possession of a controlled substance, driving without privileges, and resisting and obstructing an officer.