Idaho authorities confirmed Thursday that a suspected car thief who gave Salt Lake City-area police the slip earlier this month had been arrested in a Boise motel.
Boise police spokeswoman Lynn Hightower said the 31-year-old Bountiful man was to appear in Ada County's 4th District Court on Thursday afternoon. He faces Idaho charges ranging from felony grand thief and possession of a controlled substance, to misdemeanor counts of possession an unlicensed concealed weapon and providing false information to police.
The suspect reportedly came to the attention of Boise police Wednesday night following a report that a stolen credit card had been used at the motel. He was identified as the user of the card and arrested, and also found to have been driving a stolen car and in possession of firearm.