POCATELLO — A SWAT team, sheriff's deputies from two counties and state troopers are intensely searching the mountains north of Inkom for two men who attempted to carjack a vehicle and then led law enforcement officers on a lengthy high-speed chase on Friday evening.
The Bannock County Sheriff's Office issued a warning to the public about the suspects late Friday night stating: "Anyone in the Inkom, Rapid Creek and Buckskin areas who sees anyone acting suspiciously should notify the Bannock County Sheriff's Office immediately. Don’t attempt to make contact with the possible suspects."
The Sheriff's Office said that the suspects are not believed to be armed but they are believed to be dangerous.
Authorities haven't yet released the names of the suspects or provided any description of them.
The two suspects along with another man attempted to carjack a vehicle in Bonneville County on Friday and were subsequently spotted in another vehicle by Bingham County sheriff's deputies around 7 p.m. Friday, authorities said.
A pursuit ensued with the Bingham County deputies chasing the suspects' vehicle into Bannock County.
Bannock County sheriff's deputies soon joined in the vehicular chase, which eventually ended at the top of Rapid Creek Road north of Inkom when the suspects ditched their vehicle and fled on foot.
One of the suspects was apprehended a short time later but the two others remain at large. Authorities haven't yet provided the name of the suspect who was arrested.
The Southeastern Idaho STAR SWAT team was deployed to help sheriff's deputies and state troopers search the mountains north of Inkom for the suspects. The state police deployed a drone to look for the suspects from above and U.S. Forest Service personnel are also helping with the search.
But as of early Saturday morning the two suspects remained at large.