CCSO nabs kidnapping suspect while other suspect remains at large

Aaron Friesen / CCSO

Aaron Friesen / CCSO

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The Carson City Sheriff’s Office SWAT and Special Enforcement units took 30-year-old Aaron Friesen into custody at approximately 2:35 p.m. Friday at a downtown North Curry Street residential inn on suspicion of kidnapping, according to a news release from CCSO.

Friesen had been identified as one of two suspects who attempted a forceful kidnapping at gunpoint on Thursday at the 1300 block of Fleetwood Avenue in Carson City, according to the release.

“The victim was identified as a 20-year-old adult male,” reads the release. “It was reported that the victim had been handcuffed by two men who presented themselves as federal officers making an arrest. After the victim was handcuffed, his 56-year-old roommate became suspicious, and a physical fight ensued. Both suspects fled the area. Minor injuries to the roommate were reported, but medical attention was not required."

Detectives learned that neither suspect was known to the victims, but they had fled in a white Chevy Tahoe, CCSO said. Detectives were able to track information related to the vehicle and identified Aaron Friesen as one of the two suspects. 

Friesen was taken into custody by a SWAT unit without incident. 

“The second unidentified suspect remains at large,” CCSO said. "The unidentified suspect was described as a white male wearing dark clothing. Both suspects were wearing apparel consistent with law enforcement persons.”

Friesen was transported to the Carson City Jail and booked on the charges of attempted kidnapping with a deadly weapon, battery and assault with a deadly weapon, burglary with a deadly weapon and impersonating a peace officer. Bail was set at $100,000, according to the release.

Anyone with information regarding the alleged kidnapping is urged to contact the Carson City Sheriff’s Office at 775-887-2677.


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