Officer shooting & escape

March 20, 2024
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March 22, 2024


Nicholas Umphenour's charges for which he was in IDOC custody:

Charge: Unlawful hunting/taking of multiple big game animals, Felony

Sentence start: 11/13/2014

Sentence end: 6/8/2016*

*Sentence revoked/not satisfied; original sentence imposed:

Sentence start: 6/7/2016

Sentence term end: 6/6/2017


Charge: Burglary, Felony

Sentence start: 6/7/2016

Sentence term end: 3/18/2018


Charge: 1) Unlawful possession of a firearm; 2) Grand theft by possession, Felony

Sentence start: 6/18/2019

Sentence term end: 1/17/2024



11:15 am

Idaho State Police investigate homicides related to escaped inmate capture

March 21, 2024

4:23 pm

Idaho State Police News Release: Law enforcement arrest two after inmate escape

2:45 pm 

Press Conference Video

March 20, 2024

5:15 pm

BPD identifies shooting suspect and vehicle; obtains arrest warrant


9:24 am

Boise Police Department: Update: Officers continue to search for shooting suspects, Three IDOC officers injured


8:03 am 

Three Idaho Department of Correction officers were shot during an ambush while conducting an unscheduled medical transport of Skylar Meade IDOC #98812 to a local area hospital. Meade and his accomplice(s) are at large and a manhunt is underway. All three officers are stable. Boise Police Department is investigating.

Boise Police Department News Release

Skylar Wade Mead is a 31 year-old white male, 5 feet 6 inches tall, 150 pounds, with hazel eyes and brown hair. His criminal record includes convictions in Twin Falls County for Assault and Use of a Deadly Weapon in Commission of a Felony. He was parole eligible on 10/14/2026 with a full term release date of 10/13/2036. He has tattoos on his arms, chest, calf, abdomen and face. 

His photos are below.


Meade, Skylar W. IDOC# 98812
Skylar Wade Meade IDOC # 98812 tattoos