NAMPA -- Several law enforcement agencies teamed-up to arrest a fugitive from Nampa on the heels of a three-hour stand-off Wednesday night.
It happened when the Greater Idaho Fugitive Task Force (GIFT) attempted to take Christopher J. Solders into custody on a warrant for violating his parole. GIFT includes members of the U.S. Marshalls, the Idaho Dept. of Corrections, and several local police agencies.
According to Nampa Police, the agencies worked together tracked Solders from an area in Boise to a home in Nampa.
They say that's when Solders barricaded himself in a house in the 400 block of 14th Avenue South in Nampa.
Authorities say Nampa's Police Tactical Response Team responded to the situation, along with Nampa's Crisis Negotiation Team. The team included about a dozen heavily-armed officers dressed in riot gear, a tactical vehicle, and a utility robot. Police blocked-off the area to outside traffic.
Nampa Police Seargent Tim Randall told KTVB the tactical robot was deployed but not used. Randall says the department often deploys the robot because it is equipped with cameras, bomb detecting devices, and several devices used to open doors and puncture windows.
The law enforcement presence in the area had many residents on high-alert throughout the evening. KTVB's Facebook page was flooded with questions and comments regarding the situation.
However, after a two-and-a-half hour stand-off, police say Solders simply walked out of the house and surrendered to police.
He is currently being held in the Canyon County Detention Center.
Original charges and parole violation
According to the Idaho Dept. of Corrections, Solders was convicted of charges related to possession of forged cash and/or bank notes in August of 2007.
He served approximately three years in prison, and was released on parole in August of 2010.
However, state records show that Solders quit checking-in with his parole officer this past January, and has been a fugitive wanted by the Idaho Dept. of Corrections fugitive task force since that time.