Inmate flees Twin Falls County deputies at Boise airport, detained a few minutes later

Image courtesy Twin Falls County Sheriff's Office

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — Law enforcement located a Tennessee man within minutes after fleeing Twin Falls County Deputies after arriving at the Boise airport Thursday.

Spokeswoman for the Twin Falls County Sheriff’s Office Lori Stewart said deputies flew to St. Louis on Wednesday to transport Jacob Coomer, 29, of Southside, Tennessee, to Twin Falls.

Coomer was picked up in Hillsboro Missouri, on a no bond warrant for a probation violation out of Twin Falls County. He was being held at the Jefferson County jail.

Deputies detained Coomer in handcuffs for the trip back to Idaho. When deputies arrived in Boise, they escorted Coomer through the airport. As they were leaving the airport, Coomer took off running, Stewart said.

With assistance from the Boise Police Department, law enforcement detained Coomer near the corner of W. Airport Way and W. Wright St.

Stewart said no one was injured. Boise Police said in a tweet that additional charges are pending.

The incident occurred at about 4:45 p.m. Coomer was brought to Twin Falls and booked into the county tail a little after 11:23 p.m.

According to online court records, Coomer was sentenced in April 2018 and the judge suspended his five year prison sentence for three years of probation on a possession of methamphetamine charge.

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