NAMPA – Nampa Police say an armed and dangerous man wanted in connection with a carjacking in Nampa last Wednesday may be hiding in the Payette National Forest with a teenage female companion.
Sgt. Tim Randall tells KTVB that 36-year-old Rodney Seiber and 18-year-old Brittany Robbins of Caldwell may be camping near the McCormick campground, which is located between Cambridge and Hells Canyon.
Family members say Robbins was last seen in Nampa on Friday. She is believed to have voluntarily went with Seiber. The exact nature of their relationship is unclear.
Randall says Seiber is wanted for robbery, grand theft and felony eluding police after he stole a van at knifepoint on Sept. 18. During a police pursuit, he crashed the van into another car at the intersection of Middleton Road and Fitzwilliam Street, and then fled into a corn field.
Randall says Seiber has told family that he is not going back to prison, is threatening suicide and suicide by cop. He is armed with a .40 caliber Glock handgun and should be considered a risk to the public.
The place where Seiber and Robbins are headed to is described as a “squatters camp.” Forest Service officials are familiar with Seiber and says he goes to the area to cut wood. Anyone who comes across Seiber and Robbins should not approach them, but call law enforcement immediately.
Seiber is a white male, 6-foot-3, 170 pounds, with tattoos and a medium build.
Seiber has a long criminal history that includes theft, battery and assault charges. He has warrants in Ada and Canyon counties. Randall says he is a suspect in numerous vehicle and property theft cases.