By Jill Richardson
Kuna Melba News reporter
Ada County and Canyon County sheriff’s deputies were led on a car chase and standoff from Kuna to Melba after a call of a domestic dispute in Kuna off Ash Street.
The report came approximately 1 p.m. on Friday Dec. 28 that shots had been fired during the dispute.
That call led to deputies locating a suspect driving an extended cab Chevrolet pickup and pulling him over.
The alleged suspect’s vehicle, driven by Thomas Clayton Goff, 54, initially pulled over but did not comply with officers and took off again, according to Kuna Police Chief Kody Aldrich of the Ada County Sheriff’s Office.
This began a low-speed pursuit of the suspect from Kuna to a home off Melba Road just west of Randolph Street.
Canyon County Sheriffs were notified by Ada County during the pursuit as it left Ada County.
Slick roads created havoc for officers as they attempted to box Goff’s vehicle in as he pulled onto a private lane off Melba Road leading up to several homes.
One Ada County Sheriff officer’s car slid into a telephone pole causing minor damage to the side of the officer’s car.
There was also contact between Goff’s vehicle and a patrol car at the corner of Can-Ada and Dickman Roads.
Goff was able to make it down the lane and went inside one of the homes.
According to Aldrich, Goff appears to be related to the owners of the home off Melba Road.
Officers were able to get a phone number for inside the house and spoke with the suspect over the phone, trying to convince him to come out.
The homeowner and suspect did emerge from the home and the suspect was taken into custody after the suspect was subdued by officers using a less lethal XREP Taser shotgun round.
“This is a less lethal tool we use to help get people under control,” said Aldrich.
Goff was taken to Canyon County jail.
Goff has been charged with malicious injury to property, resisting and obstructing an officer, driving under the influence, domestic battery and eluding an officer.
There are no reports of serious injuries at any point during the events.
“It could have been a lot worse,” said Aldrich.