Boise Police Department
News Release

William L. Bones
Chief of Police

Contact: BPD Media Relations Office


Monday, November 27, 2017

Officers arrest suspect who injured bondsman last week

Arrested:  Jerry Thumm, 57, Boise

Charge: Aggravated Battery (F)

At 12:58 this morning (11/27) Boise Police performed a traffic stop on a vehicle for speeding through a parking lot on the 7700 block of Fairview.  The passenger in the vehicle was identified by officers as Jerry Thumm. Thumm is suspected of battery on a bondsman on 11/22.  Thumm was interviewed by officers and taken to the Ada County Jail where he was booked on the above charge.    The investigation remains ongoing.


Previously released: Friday, November 24, 2017

Members of the Boise Police Department Criminal Investigation Division continue to investigate the report of shots fired late Wednesday night in the area of Wesley Drive and Milwaukee Street, and the injury of one person in that incident.  

What Happened:  Evidence indicates that at 11:17 p.m. two bail bond agents attempted to contact an individual known to them in order to revoke his bond and take him into custody.  During the attempt to make arrest, the suspect fled in his vehicle, causing injury to one of the bondsmen.  Evidence also indicates the bondsman discharged his firearm in that incident.  It is not believed anyone was struck by the gunshots.  The bond agent who was struck by the vehicle was injured.  He was transported with serious but non-life threatening injuries to an area hospital.  The suspect, whose identity is known to detectives, fled the scene.  

The case has been forwarded to the Ada County Prosecutor's Office for review of criminal charges.  Anyone who may have any information about the incident is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 208-343-COPS.  


Thursday, 9:15 a.m.--  

Boise Police officers responded to a report of shots fired at a home in the area of Wesley Drive and Milwaukee Street at 11:17 p.m. on Wednesday night.  When they arrived on scene they made contact with an adult male who had non-gunshot related injuries which required him to be transported to an area hospital. At this time officers continue to investigate the original report of shots fired and anyone with any information is asked to contact police by calling non-emergency dispatch at 208-377-6790 or Crime Stoppers at 208-343-COPS.