Boise Police Department
News Release

William L. Bones
Chief of Police

Contact: BPD Media Relations Office


Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Officers Arrest Two for Motel Shooting; BPD Daily Incident Report

  Warrant Arrest: Samuel Martinez, 34, Star

   Warrant Charges:  Robbery (F), Aggravated Battery (F), Enhancement for using a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony

   Warrant Arrest: Tanner L. Goforth, 26, Boise

   Warrant Charges:  Robbery (F)

     The suspects were taken into custody on outstanding felony warrants for Robbery Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012.

    Boise Police responded to a report of a shooting late the night of Tuesday, August 4, 2012 at a motel on the 2600 block of Main Street. The first arriving officers to the motel room found the victim, an adult male with what appeared at the time to be a life threatening gunshot wound to the chest. He was rushed to a hospital. He survived and is now recovering.

   Investigating officers found the shooting was the result of a robbery involving the two suspects, Martinez and Goforth. The suspects and the victim are acquainted. The officers reports were forwarded to the Ada County Prosecutor and resulted in the felony warrants for the suspect's arrest. The warrants were issued late Monday, just hours before Boise Police patrol officers located and arrested the suspects on the above charges.

   For the previous news release on this incident click on: /home/news-releases/2012/08/overnight-shooting-incident/


   Arrested: Drax T. Lomax, 24, Caldwell

   Charges: Aggravated Assault (F)

    Boise Police responded to a fight that had taken place outside a residence on the 14000 block of West Kettle Creek Drive early yesterday morning, September 11th, at approximately 1:00 a.m. The victim tells police he was visiting people at the residence when the suspect arrived and an argument began. The victim, who is well known to the suspect, says that at one point the suspect grabbed him by the throat, then punched him in the face with a closed fist, knocking him unconcious. Witnesses tell police the suspect then struck the victim in the head several more times while he lay uncoincious on the ground. The victim refused medical treatment at the scene. After a detailed investigation, the suspect was transported to the Ada County Jail and booked on the above listed charges. 

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