Neighbor helps arrest man who flees police

A 29-year-old unemployed Gardnerville man was arrested with a neighbor's help at 10:25 p.m. Sunday after fleeing from police.

Officers responded to a call of fireworks being set off in the 4000 block of Pheasant Drive around

10 p.m.

A man in the area was identified as being on probation with an order not to drink alcohol. While the deputy was walking the man to the patrol car to administer the breath test, the man allegedly fled.

"I ran after (him) and told him to stop, but he refused," the officer wrote in his report.

The officer then reportedly shot his Taser, "but only one dart struck into (him), and he fell to the ground," according to the arrest report. "I went to grab (him), but he pulled away, got up again, and started running."

A man standing outside his Pheasant Street home then tripped the man and helped the officer wrestle the man to the ground, the report stated.

The deputy continued to "contact tase" the suspect until he put his hands behind his back.

The suspect submitted to a breath test around 10:43 p.m. and allegedly blew a .16, double the legal limit.


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