09-30-10 Rape Suspect Arrested
Boise, Sept. 30, 2020 - Boise Police
have arrested a man and charged him with rape in connection with an
attack reported at a Curtis Rd motel two nights ago.
Arrested: Edward Earl Murrell, 37,
Charges: Rape (F), Aggravated Assault
What Happened:Boise Police had
identified Murrell as a person of interest in the crime. This
afternoon, a Boise Police bike officer on patrol spotted a man who
matched Murrell's description near a skate park at 16th and Front
Streets. The man was identified as Murrell and taken into custody
for questioning. After further investigation, Murrell was arrested
this evening on the above charges. He is currently being booked
into the Ada County Jail.
"The victim reported a violent attack
and we know a lot of people in the community were concerned about
this suspect being at large, " said Lt. Kent Lipple of the Boise
Police Patrol Division.
"It was great work by the officer who
spotted the suspect, and we're just very pleased to have this
suspect in custody tonight." said Lt. Lipple.
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Boise, Sept. 29, 2010, 1:55 a.m. - Boise
Police are searching for the suspect in a rape reported last
evening at a Curtis Rd motel. Officers have learned the suspect is
transient and known to have stayed at local shelters. The suspect
is considered by officers to be armed and dangerous.
What Happened:Boise Police were called
shortly after 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28th to a motel on S. Curtis
Rd near St. Alphonsus Hospital. When officers arrived, they met an
adult female in the motel lobby who reported a man she knew had
forcibly raped her at knifepoint, and the attack had just occurred
in a room at the motel. When officers went to search the room, the
suspect was gone. Officers have searched all night and alerted
local shelters, but have not yet found the suspect.
Suspect description:The rape suspect is
described as a dark skinned man in his 30's, 5' 4", approx 145 lbs.
The suspect is believed to be armed with a knife. No clothing
description is available at this time.
"We consider this suspect violent and
dangerous, and we very much want to find him," said Lt. Alan
Cavener of the Boise Police Patrol Division.
"The victim was courageous to report
this right away. The faster officers can begin looking for a
criminal suspect, often the better chances we have of finding that
suspect." said Lt. Cavener.
Anyone with information on the location
of the suspect is urged to call 911 or Crime Stoppers at