Douglas deputy struggles with armed man after Olive Garden incident
July 23, 2013
A man sought for brandishing a weapon at the Carson City Olive Garden on Sunday night was arrested at his Indian Hills home after a confrontation with a Douglas County Sheriff’s deputy.
Sheriff’s deputies received a report at 8:55 p.m. that a man believed to be David Lane, 56, had pointed a handgun at employees of the restaurant.
A deputy went to Lane’s home in time to see him pull up at 9:24 p.m.
Facing the possibility that Lane was armed, the deputy drew his weapon and called out to him.
Lane ran for his front door and the deputy pursued him, catching up to him at the door. Lane opened the door and the deputy grabbed his shirt and the two men ended up in the threshold.
Lane turned and they were face to face. Lane told him to leave and the deputy told Lane to get on the ground. In the meantime, the deputy said Lane kept looking down at his waistband, where the deputy said he feared Lane had a weapon.
In his report, the deputy said he struck Lane in the head with his service weapon, and Lane raised his hands to his head.
The deputy knocked Lane off his feet and onto his side, and requested medics to help Lane. When backup arrived, deputies handcuffed Lane and found a loaded Glock 9 mm pistol in his waistband.
Lane was arrested for carrying a concealed weapon without a permit and resisting a public officer.
He was turned over to Carson City deputies who took him to Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center for treatment and then into custody.
Lane was booked into Carson City Jail on two counts of assault with a deadly weapon, burglary with a weapon, carrying a concealed weapon and battery.
He is being held on more than $80,000 bail. He is scheduled to appeare in Carson City Justice Court today.
According to the Carson City Sheriff’s Office, Lane entered the restaurant alone and at some point confronted the manager with the loaded Glock.
He reportedly drew the pistol while walking through the dining area, and demanded to go back to the kitchen, threatening to shoot another manager if he was not allowed in.
He walked through the kitchen and out of the restaurant before driving off.
As patrons evacuated the restaurant one took down Lane’s license plate number and reported it to deputies.