Two returned from Vegas to face charges for attack in Carson

Cathleen Allison/Nevada Appeal

Cathleen Allison/Nevada Appeal

Two teens were returned to Carson City from Las Vegas on Tuesday to face charges in an attack on a fast food worker.

Carson City Sheriff's Lt. Bob White said he and three other deputies went to Las Vegas on Monday to bring back Christopher Piche and Irvin Garcia, both 18. They arrived in Carson City about 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Piche and Garcia are being held in the Carson City Jail on suspicion of felony assault with a deadly weapon and burglary.

According to police reports, Piche and Garcia jumped the counter at the Jack in the Box near Wal-Mart in north Carson City about 9 p.m. March 17 to assault a worker they believed was a member of a rival gang.

White said the employee was able to fend off the assault and suffered a minor stab wound to his torso. The victim does not appear to be affiliated with a gang, said White.

Later that night, Piche and Garcia are suspected of going to a local casino and calling out a derogatory name for another suspected rival gang member who worked there.

White said surveillance at the casino was used to identify Piche and Garcia as the two who assaulted the Jack in the Box employee.

Tips from Secret Witness led police to the two men in Las Vegas where they were staying with an acquaintance. It's believed they were driven there by a friend the day after the stabbing.

They were arrested Thursday by Las Vegas Metropolitan Police on the Carson City warrant. Each is being held on $100,000 bail.

• Contact reporter F.T. Norton at or 881-1213.


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