Two Separate Arrests for Fighting, Running From Police
The Washoe County Sherriff's Office arrested two people over the weekend for different incidents where suspects tried to fight police and run.
The Washoe County Sherriff's office arrested two people over the weekend for different incidents where suspects tried to fight police and run.
Officials say the first happened Friday night around 9:15 p.m. when a Washoe K9 deputy made a traffic stop on I-80 near Nugget Avenue. The dog made a positive alert for drugs and the deputy called for backup.
The suspect, 27-year-old Kwmique Misa from Union City California started to fight deputies and run away but the K9 deputy chased him down. Misa allegedly fought the dog, kicking it, but the he was eventually taken into custody. Deputies later recovered drugs and a handgun from the suspect's car.
Misa was treated at the hospital before he was booked into the Washoe County jail for several charges related to the incident including mistreatment of a police animal, trafficking and ex-felon in possession of a firearm. No deputies were injured in this event.
The other similar incident happened on Saturday night around 10:45 p.m. according to officials. A deputy stopped a car on Tahoe Boulevard near Winding Way in Incline Village. The passenger of the car gave deputies a fake name and pulled a folding knife out of his pocket "against instructions from the deputy."
The suspect, Patrick Walsh from Tahoe Vista California, put the knife on the hood of a patrol vehicle, but when deputies tried to handcuff him, he took off. After a short chase Walsh tried to fight several deputies but was eventually arrested.
Walsh was also treated in the hospital before being booked into the Washoe County jail. Two deputies were also treated and released from a Reno hospital.