Carson City man sought in Dayton murder |

Carson City man sought in Dayton murder

Nevada Appeal staff report

The victim in the Monday night shooting at the Smith’s shopping center in Dayton has been identified as Joseph Mitchell Jarratt, 34, of Dayton.

At 9:10 p.m. Monday the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call in the shopping center parking lot on Pine Cone Road in Dayton of reported shots fired. Arriving deputies found Jarratt with multiple gunshot wounds and rendered immediate first aid. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The investigation shows that the shooting was a result of an alleged marijuana drug deal gone bad, according to Michael Carlson, public information officer with the LCSO.

Law enforcement is seeking Jonathon “Johnny” Ortiz, 16, of Carson City in connection with Jarratt’s death. He is known to frequent Carson City, Reno and Gardnerville.

LCSO have arrested the following people in connection with Jarratt’s death:

Malik Avila, 17, was arrested after a manhunt in Reno on Tuesday afternoon. He is facing an open murder charge.

Tieler Ash Frayo, 17, of Dayton was arrested on suspicion of open murder.

Both Frayo and Avila are currently being held in the Washoe County Detention Center.

Anyone with information about what happened on Monday is asked to call 775-463-6620, or Secret Witness at 775-322-4900, and refer case No. 18LY02021.