DCSO Vehicle Pursuit Results in Arrest

Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Vehicle Pursuit Results in Arrest
Posted on 08/26/2021
Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Vehicle Pursuit Results in Arrest

Minden, Nevada – On August 26, 2021 at approximately 2:44 pm, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO) received a request for assistance from the California Highway Patrol (CHP), who was in pursuit of a white Cadillac from the area of Meyers, California.  The Cadillac drove past a license plate reader (LPR) and it identified the vehicle associated with a subject wanted for homicide. 

CHP pursued the Cadillac onto State Route 88, east, towards Douglas County. Speeds were reported above 100 mph. The Cadillac continued eastbound and entered Douglas County/Nevada. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO) was requested to take over the pursuit. 

DCSO, due to the high risk of the subject in the vehicle and his disregard for public safety, continue the pursuit eastbound on SR 88 to Highway 395. The Cadillac continued driving through Genoa, Jacks Valley, and back to southbound Highway 395. DCSO requested several of the schools to “stay put” due to the direction of travel by the suspect.

DCSO continued the pursuit on Highway 395, where an opportunity to stop the vehicle with a PIT type maneuver was deployed bringing the Cadillac to a stop at Highway 395 and Plymouth Drive. The suspect attempted to flee on foot but was caught after a short foot pursuit and taken into custody. 

The suspect was identified as Reggie Lewis, 45, out of Arizona. Mr. Lewis is currently charged with a warrant for his arrest for homicide from the State of Arizona. There will be several local charges as well pending.

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Written by: Undersheriff Ron Elges