Suspected serial escapist Rodney Seiber pleads guilty

BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) - A man who led police on a regional man hunt after holding up a Nampa store employee at gun point last year has pleaded guilty.

Rodney Seiber was on the run for several days after the Sept. 18 incident, when he threatened a welding supply company employee in Nampa and then disappeared through a corn field nearby.

He also allegedly kidnapped his girlfriend and took off to Montana.

In state court on Thursday, Seiber pleaded guilty to escape and attempted second-degree kidnapping. A robbery charge was dismissed.

Police say after he was caught in Montana, he was on his way back to the Canyon County Jail with a security team, he managed to escape during a bathroom break at the Stage Stop. He was eventually caught and booked in the Ada County Jail.

But just a day after he was booked, he was taken to the hospital for what KBOI was told at the time was a life-threatening medical condition. At some point he was released from the hospital and was later arrested in Canyon County last month on a disturbance charge.

Seiber is scheduled to be sentenced Oct. 30.