Nevada Day eluder in custody



A California man arrested after a Douglas County deputy knocked him off the highway on Oct. 27 is facing felony eluding and assault with a deadly weapon charges in East Fork Justice Court.

Adolph Erich Zoellmer, 60, was arrested after leading authorities on a chase from Truckee Meadows all the way to Carson Valley.

Zoellmer was scheduled to appear in court on Friday morning, according to jail records.

In addition to the felonies, Zoellmer could face charges of driving under the influence, reckless driving, driving the wrong way and without headlights.

Nevada State Police troopers received a report of a white SUV driving recklessly southbound on Interstate 580 near the intersection with Highway 431 around 5 a.m. on the Nevada Day holiday.

Troopers spotted him around 11 minutes later traveling at faster than 90 mph with no lights. According to a report filed with court documents, troopers said the Chevy Trax was swerving from one side of the freeway to the other.

The Trax turned south on Highway 395 in Carson City and continued south through Indian Hills. Douglas County deputies set up a spike strip near Cradlebaugh Bridge and the Trax ran over them.

After peaking at 95 mph, Zoellmer allegedly slowed down to around 35 mph and a deputy took the opportunity to conduct a pursuit intervention technique, bumping the vehicle off the road.

Zoellmer was taken into custody after being treated at Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center and returned to Douglas on Wednesday afternoon.

Zoellmer was the second person arrested after having to be stopped with a patrol vehicle in five days.

• An Emigrant Trail man was taken into custody on Wednesday afternoon after Alpine County and California Highway Patrol officers on a warrant out of Santa Cruz County.

Nathaniel Brody Kai Gillies, 47, was booked into Eldorado County Jail at 5:07 p.m. by the Alpine County Sheriff’s Office on a charge of threatening crime with intent to terrorize.

As of Thursday morning, his bail was set at $100,000.


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