Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Wanted violent fugitive; Rape warrant arrest; overnight incident report

02-17-11 Wanted violent fugitive; Rape warrant arrest; overnight incident report

Officers searching for Violent Fugitive

   Boise, Feb. 17, 2011 - Boise Police are asking the publics help in locating a suspect wanted following a particularly serious incident of domestic violence.

  A no bond arrest warrant was issued for Neil Terry Bunker, 36, of Boise on Tuesday, Feb 15th. Bunker is accused of leaving his victim head injuries, an attack that allegedly occurred in the presence of small children.

  Detectives have information the suspect knows officers are searching for him and he is actively eluding capture. Officers believe the suspect may be hiding in the homes of acquaintances. Harboring a wanted fugitive is a felony. Information that leads to the arrest of the suspect may be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 from Crime Stoppers.

Suspect Description:
Neil Terry Bunker, 36
6'1" 260 lbs.
brown hair/green eyes
goatee

He is wanted on a Felony Domestic Battery (No Bond) warrant

  Anyone with any information on Bunker's whereabouts is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 343-COPS, or log onto www.343cops.com, or text CRIMES or 274637, subject: Tip236. A citizen tip can remain anonymous.

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Warrant Arrested: James H. Elkins, 52, Hermiston OR.

Warrant Charges:Rape (F)

   Boise Police arrested the suspect Yesterday, February 16th, after a detailed investigation into allegations of rape that reportedly took place over a 3 year period during the 1990's. The incidents were reported to Boise Police on February 3rd of this year. The victim was a juvenile female at the time. The investigation into this case continues. No further information is available. Further inquires into this case should be directed to the Ada County Prosecuting Attorneys Office.

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Release Prepared By:

Charles McClure
Boise Police Public Information