Jerome Authorities Arrest Man After Standoff and High Speed Chase
JEROME, Idaho (KLIX)- Magic Valley law enforcement arrested a convicted felon early Monday morning after a high speed chase and standoff in Jerome County. According to the Jerome County Sheriff's Office 40 year old Daniel A. Mills was arrested and charged with felony eluding, felon in possession of a fire arm, leaving the scene of a property damage crash and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Authorities say a deputy tried to pull Mills over for a traffic violation at around 3 a.m. Monday near 100 East and 100 South in Jerome County. Mills allegedly did not stop and speed off resulting in a chase the exceeded 100 mph. The driver lost control and hit an unoccupied car at 100 South and 300 West.
Because of damage to the suspect's car the chase ended at 380 Bob Barton Road. Deputies allege Mill's had a long gun in the vehicle and would not follow commands. A tactical response team and a negotiator from Twin Falls County were also called in. Authorities from the Cities of Jerome, Twin Falls and Buhl Police Departments and the Gooding County Sheriff’s Office were also called in to help.
Mills, after 2 hours, was taken into custody without further incident. Mills has been booked into the Jerome County Jail on a U.S. Marshall's Service warrant for a probation violation on the original charge of felon in possession of a fire arm.