Suspect of Nampa Carjacking Escaped Montana Police


By Paul Johnson

BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) -- The carjacking suspect who's the target of a local manhunt has escaped police in Montana, Nampa Police said Tuesday morning.

Nampa Police Sgt. Tim Randall told KBOI 2News that 36-year-old Rodney Lee Seiber was spotted in Hardin, Mont. at the Super 8 motel. Deputies were attempting to arrest Seiber when he jumped out of a second story window and ran into a wooded, brushy area behind the motel.

Police looked for Seiber for about 20 hours but were unable to locate him. They did, however, find the 18-year-old girlfriend of Seiber, Brittany Robbins, who was with him.

Robbins has been booked on obstructing and resisting as well as trespassing.

Seiber, who's suspected of carjacking a Norco employee by knife point, , and then disappearing into a Nampa area cornfield, is considered extremely armed and dangerous.

"Family members of Seiber have said that he knows this is his third strike and is not going back to prison," Randall said. "If anyone is camping or out cutting wood in the area they are urged to call 911 and not approach them."

Officials in Montana say they are intensifying their search for Seiber because they believe he's still in the area.

Police say Seiber has threatened suicide or suicide by cop.

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