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Law Enforcement Update: They Catch Up with a Dangerous Fugitive

Law Enforcement swarms a home in the south end of Carson City – They apprehend the suspect.

On Thursday May 12th, U.S. Marshals contacted the Carson City Sheriff’s Office to report that a heavily armed escaped inmate was possibly in the Carson City and Douglas County areas.  The inmate – Andrew Kristovich, 38, had escaped from a federal prison camp in Oregon.  Information from the Marshals indicated that Kristovich was likely armed with a high powered assault rifle intending to engage with law enforcement as he tries to flee the state.  They also advised that local law enforcement knew that he had been incarcerated for possessing weapons and drugs and was a suspect in a rape allegation in Washington following his escape.

Throughout Thursday and into Friday, U.S. Marshals, Carson City Sheriff’s Detectives and eight other local, state and federal agencies worked tirelessly to isolate a probable location of the suspect.

By Friday morning a likely location was identified but the information could not be confirmed.  Due to the extreme risk to the public and law enforcement at 11:30am, an order was given by Sheriff Ken Furlong to deploy SWAT teams from both Carson City and Douglas counties. The area was populated with new homes and quite near the Northern Nevada Correctional Facility in the southern most area of Carson City.  Warnings were issued by law enforcement ordering residents to shelter in their homes and lock their doors.

About forty deputies and marshals surrounded the suspected property where Kristovich was hiding out.  It wasn’t long that Officers spotted Kristovich and took him into custody.

Sheriff Ken Furlong credited inter-agency support and cooperation for putting fugitive Andrew Kristovich so quickly back behind bars.

 

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