Boise man found hiding in crawl space after 12-hour standoff

Credit: Ada County Sheriff's Office

Jacob Rexius




Posted on February 13, 2014 at 9:42 PM

Updated Friday, Feb 14 at 1:06 PM

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BOISE -- A 34-year-old man is in custody after a 12-hour standoff in a southwest Boise neighborhood near the intersection of Amity and Cole roads.

Jacob Rexius was arrested early Friday morning after sheriff's deputies and agents from the U.S. Marshall's Office fired tear gas into a home on South Chex Way, then used a police dog to find him.

Rexius was found hiding in a crawl space around 3 a.m.

The 34-year-old is wanted on warrant charges for a probation violation. Two males and a female were also arrested during the incident.

Police say they came out willingly after a few hours.

Ashley Zuniga, 20, of Nampa, is charged with resisting and obstructing, and alcohol consumption by a person under 21.  Marcus Villareal, 25, of Caldwell, was arrested on a parole violation. And Pedro Pedraza, 19, of Nampa, is also charged with resisting and obstructing.

Roads into the neighborhood were blocked off Thursday evening and neighbors were told to stay in their homes as police tried to arrest Rexius.

He's currently in the Ada County Jail on felony probation violation charges. He was on parole for delivery of a controlled substance.  Previous criminal charges include battery, a firearms violation, 17 narcotics violations, 18 parole violations and five counts of failure to appear.