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Nampa Homicide Suspect Leads Law Enforcement to Idaho Panhandle

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James Mancuso, 32, is wanted on a warrant for second-degree murder. - NAMPA POLICE DEPARTMENT
  • Nampa Police Department
  • James Mancuso, 32, is wanted on a warrant for second-degree murder.


The hunt for a Nampa homicide suspect has led law enforcement to the Idaho panhandle.

According to police, two men were reportedly in an argument around 5 p.m. March 10 in front of a garage on West Kinghorn Drive in Nampa. By the end of the evening, Robert Stevens, 30, was dead from a stab wound to the abdomen and authorities were on the lookout for James Mancuso, 32, and a female companion identified as 27-year-old Ashley Ford.

The Bonner County Daily Bee reports Mancuso and Ford were spotted by Idaho State Police during a March 23 traffic stop in the Ponderay-Kootenai area north of Sandpoint, but the suspects fled the scene.

Law enforcement officials told KREM-TV they now believe Mancuso is on foot in the Bonner County area. They're cautioning residents to stay indoors and call police if they see anyone or anything suspicious.

Anyone with information is being asked to call Crime Stoppers at 208-343-COPS (2677).