Fugitive Arrested After Car Chase and Search in Sparks
Washoe County Sheriff's Office says they have detained the second suspect after searching in the area of Disc Drive and Sparks Boulevard in Sparks.
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.