A Pine View Estates man is in custody after he was captured by Washoe Tribe Police six hours after he slipped away from a Walker Street home surrounded by deputies on Saturday afternoon.
Jessie Avalos, 28, was the subject of a reported assault that resulted in the Special Weapons and Tactics team being called out around 2:30 p.m. Saturday.
The victim was treated by East Fork medics as Douglas County deputies surrounded the home located south of Gardnerville in the Pine Nuts.
Avalos was able to monitor the gathering force from cameras inside the home and at some point before the 4:30 p.m. search warrant service made his escape.
Washoe officers located and took him into custody at 10:30 p.m., according to the county.
He could be facing charges of assault with a deadly weapon, coercion and domestic battery, the sheriff’s office said.
This is not the first time Avalos has fled deputies in an attempt to avoid prosecution.
On Jan. 13, 2019, as the search for the Ranchos murderer had everyone on edge, Avalos was involved in a 135 mph pursuit from Dresslerville to Stephanie Way.
In that case, Washoe Tribe Police were attempting to serve a warrant, and Avalos fled in a pickup, leading authorities up to Stephanie Way and back down the hill to the highway where he abandoned the vehicle near Airport Road and tried to flee on foot.
He was captured and eventually admitted to a count attempting to elude deputies.
Avalos received a 1-3-year suspended prison sentence on April 1, 2019. His probation has expired.
Anyone with information as to Avalos’ location is asked to call 911 to report. Authorities said there is no current threat to the community or the Pine View Area.
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