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Fugitive Arrested After Car Chase and Search in Sparks

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A wanted fugitive has been arrested following a car chase and subsequent search in Sparks. 

The Washoe County Sheriff's Office says they were helping the US Marshal find a fugitive from California who was tracked to Sparks. The suspect, now identified as 39-year-old Johnny Reese, was wanted on a sexual assault charge. 

Around 2:00 p.m. Friday,  officers spotted the suspect's car on Pyramid Highway. They tried to pull them over, but the car failed to yield to law enforcement and a pursuit began.

The car crashed into a pile of rocks behind the old Scolari's building near Disc Drive and Sparks Boulevard. A woman in the car was detained there but the Reese got away. Deputies searched for him near Sparks Boulevard and Disc Drive until just after 4:00 p.m. when Reese was found and detained. 

No schools in the area were affected but a school bus was held as parents were contacted to get their children.

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