Alleged armed robbery leads to manhunt
A woman is in custody and a man is being sought after a Gardnerville man reported being kidnapped and robbed at gunpoint on Wednesday.
Investigators found that the man had been violently attacked in a home on Gilman Avenue allegedly by Stacy Conti-Salway and Francisco “Frankie” Perez.
“The suspects beat the victim and held him at gunpoint and during the ordeal drove the victim to his bank and forced him to remove an undisclosed sum of cash,” according to Undersheriff Paul Howell. “At some point following the robbery they released the victim.”
On Thursday, investigators found Conti-Salway, 35, and arrested her in the parking lot of the Greater Nevada Credit Union. She was booked into the Douglas County Jail on charges of first degree kidnapping, armed robbery, assault with a deadly weapon, burglary, false imprisonment, coercion, and fraudulent use of a credit card. Her bail has been set at $282,520.
Perez, 28, is a fugitive and a warrant has been issued for his arrest for the same charges as Conti-Salway. Perez has a lengthy criminal record and is believed to be armed. He should be considered armed and dangerous. Perez is believed to be in the Gardnerville or Yerington areas, Howell said.