James Perry

Courtesy: Bonneville County Sheriff's Office

UPDATE 5/11/22 2:30 p.m.: The stolen vehicle has been found but police are still looking the man they say is responsible. 

According to Idaho Falls Police and the Bonneville County Sheriff's Office, the stolen Subaru was found by Idaho State Police last night in a field near Exit 108 off I-15.

That vehicle has been returned to its owner. 

Police have now identified the armed carjacker as 43-year-old James Eldon Perry, of Shelley. 

Perry is Native American, approximately 6' 1" tall, 260 pounds, with brown eyes and a shaved head. He was last seen wearing a gray t-shirt, jeans and white shoes. Police say he also has multiple tattoos on his arms and body. 

Police searched the area around where the car was left but did not find Perry. They believe he left on foot. 

Police also believe Perry has an AR-15 rifle and is considered armed and dangerous. Anyone who sees Perry should not approach him. 

If you see Perry or know where he might be, call IF dispatch at 208-529-1200 or report anonymously through Crime Stoppers at www.IFcrime.org.   

ORIGINAL STORY: Idaho Falls Police are asking for the public's help to locate a stolen vehicle and the man involved in the carjacking.

According to a post from IFPD, there was an armed carjacking just after 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Maverick on W. Sunnyside Road. 

Police say the suspect left in a green 1995 Subaru Legacy.

Police described the suspect as a large Native American man with short hair, wearing a t-shirt, jeans and sunglasses. 

Authorities say the man should be considered armed and dangerous. 

If you see him or the vehicle, do not approach and call 911 immediately. 


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