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Dirt-biker who fled from deputy in Douglas custody

A dirt biker allegedly struck a deputy on Monday.
Douglas County Sheriff’s Office

With the assistance from members of the community, a Gardnerville man was taken into custody after he allegedly fled from deputies while riding a dirt bike in the Ranchos sandpit

Dakota Lowden, 20, was booked into Douglas County Jail around 5:45 Tuesday.

According to the sheriff’s office, Lowden was arrested at an address on Townhouse Circle and faces charges of battery with a deadly weapon, resisting arrest and reckless driving. He is accused of striking a deputy as he fled the scene around lunchtime Tuesday.

Lowden’s bail was set at $26,380. He is scheduled to appear in East Fork Just Court on Friday morning.

Lowden was the subject of a manhunt after he was last seen heading east across the desert toward the East Fork of the Carson River

Douglas County Sheriff’s Office sought the public’s assistance to identify him.  

According to the sheriff’s office, Lowden was stopped in the sandpits area of the Gardnerville Ranchos.  While talking to the deputy, Lowden allegedly took off, striking the deputy with the motorcycle.  The suspect fled east from the Sandpits.  The deputy was not seriously injured in the incident.