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Lyon County Officials Arrest Fugitive From Justice Avoiding Criminal Charges

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Santiago "Sonny" Fernandez Santiago "Sonny" Fernandez
Santiago "Sonny" Fernandez Santiago "Sonny" Fernandez

Lyon County Officials have found and arrested the fugitive from justice avoiding criminal proceedings. 

On July 17th the 3rd District Court issued an arrest warrant for Fernandez after he failed to appear to his arraignment in the shooting death of Robert Buchanan. Fernandez was out of custody on a $500,000 bail. 

Just before 8 a.m. on Saturday, Lyon County Officials were notified that Fernandez was spotted at a gas station in Lovelock. Local police arrested Fernandez before he could leave the gas station. 

Earlier this month The Lyon County Sheriff's Office asked for the public's help finding Fernandez. The Sheriff's Office has done additional investigating processed a reported crime scene that they say appears to be staged. 

Lyon County officials believe this scene, his disappearance, and failure to appear in court is an attempt by Fernandez to avoid the criminal proceedings in the 3rd District Court. 

The Sheriff’s Office is requesting anyone with information about this case to contact the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office Detective Division (Agency Case Number: 17LY02525) at (775) 577-5206. You can also contact Secret Witness at 775-322-4900, www.secretwitness.com.

(Lyon County Sheriff's Office contributed to this report.)

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