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May 16, 2014
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Carson City man arrested after Thursday morning bank robbery

Carson City resident Brent Muir, 55, was arrested Thursday after he allegedly robbed the Plumas Beach Bank in Kings Beach, Calif.,

According to the report, Muir entered the Plumas Bank at approximately 8:30 a.m. Thursday, and at some point demanded money while brandishing a weapon. After leaving the bank in a tan 2008 Chevrolet Impala with an undisclosed amount of money he drove to the Sand Harbor area of Lake Tahoe where he was observed by federal law enforcement.

As Muir left the Sand Harbor area federal law enforcement requested the Nevada Highway Patrol initiate a traffic stop on the vehicle.

As the NHP was preparing to locate the vehicle to make a traffic stop deputies with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and the Carson City Sheriff’s Office began to assist with the stop of the vehicle. Muir began to elude the agencies, and led officers on a short pursuit through parts of South Carson City when he finally stopped his vehicle at the corner of California Street and Industrial Park Drive, just south of Fairview Drive, where he exited his vehicle and fled on foot.

After a short foot pursuit he was caught and detained by the Douglas County sheriff’s deputies. The NHP took custody of Muir and placed him under arrest for felony eluding, reckless driving, and driving with no valid driver’s license. After an inventory of the vehicle a weapon and suspected money was found inside. Charges stemming from the robbery are pending further investigation from the Federal Bureau of Investigations and Placer County Sheriff’s Office.

No one was harmed during the robbery.

Witnesses or anyone with additional information are encouraged to contact the NHP Dispatch Center at (775) 687-0400 regarding case number NHP- 140501380.


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