Idaho fugitive caught in Kansas

BOISE, March 17, 2011 – The U.S. Marshals Service has captured a 38-year-old Idaho man who was wanted on a felony charge of failing to register as a sex offender and absconding from parole.

Anthony Robert Toliver, IDOC #46020 (DOB: 10/20/1972), was arrested on March 16, 2011 at a motel in Topeka, Kansas. He was taken into custody without incident.

“This case shows why it’s hard to be an Idaho fugitive,” says Idaho Department of Correction Director Brent Reinke. “Law enforcement agencies here have a proud tradition of working together, and when something like this happens they team up.”

The search for Toliver began on February 13, 2011 when Garden City police officers discovered that he was no longer living at the address he gave when he registered as a sex offender.  A multi-agency task force formed to find him. The task force included investigators from the Ada County Sheriff’s Office, the Boise Police Department, The Garden City Police Department, the Nampa Police Department, the Canyon County Sheriff’s Office, the Canyon County Prosecutor’s Office and the Idaho Department of Correction.

On March 2nd, the Nampa Police Department requested the public’s assistance in locating Toliver. They believed he was possibly holding an 18-year-old Nampa woman against her will. She was found two days later. She was unharmed.

When investigators tracked Toliver to an out-of-state location, another task force, the U.S. Marshals Service’s Greater Idaho Fugitive Task Force took over. The GIFTF traced Toliver’s travels through several states and finally caught up with him in Topeka.

The GIFTF is made up of the U.S. Marshals Service, the Canyon County Sheriff’s Office and the Nampa Police Department. The task force targets fugitives who are wanted for crimes that are violent or sexual in nature or involve firearms or large amounts of illegal drugs. The GIFTF works closely with IDOC to apprehend IDOC fugitives wanted for these offenses. The GIFTF arrested 272 Idaho fugitives in 2010.

Toliver is now awaiting extradition at the Shawnee County Jail in Topeka.  He has a lengthy criminal history which includes sexual battery of a minor between the ages of 16 and 17, grand theft, larceny and possession of a controlled substance. He had been on parole since September of 2010.  He would have completed his term of community supervision in 2016.

Story published: 03/17/2011
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