02-11-09 Officers Track Snowy Footprints to Find Battery Suspect
Boise, Feb. 11, 2009 - Boise Police patrol officers tracked footprints in the snow to locate a man after he attacked a bar employee with a screwdriver early this morning.
Suspect: Cacey O. Olson, 23, Boise
Charges: Aggravated Battery (F), Malicious Injury to Property (m)
What Happened: Boise Police were called to a fight with a weapon outside a bar on the 5700 block of Overland at 1:53 a.m. this morning. When officers arrived they found a bar employee who had been punched and stabbed by a man who had also been stabbing tires on a car in the parking lot. The employee told officers when he confronted the man about stabbing the tires, the man attacked him. The suspect then ran off.
Officers noticed as the suspect ran, he ran right out of his shoes that were still in the parking lot. Officers tracked the sock prints to a nearby apartment building. The prints went to the doors of several apartments, all of which were locked. The prints then went to a white mini-van. Officers found the suspect hiding inside the van.
The victim of the attack suffered non-life threatening injuries, and was not transported to the hospital.
The suspect was questioned by detectives, then booked into the Ada County Jail.