Man arrested after foot chase |

Man arrested after foot chase

Staff Reports

A Bodie Flats man with a lengthy criminal record was arrested Wednesday afternoon near the Pine Nut community after he ran away from deputies who were trying to serve an arrest warrant.

David Gomez, 30, was identified riding in a vehicle, when deputies attempted to serve the warrant. The vehicle stopped, but Gomez ran from the vehicle.

He was captured and taken into custody on the warrant for violating the terms of his probation, possession of narcotics and resisting a public officer.

After being taken into custody, Gomez complained he couldn’t breathe. He was taken to Carson Valley Medical Center for evaluation.

Gomez was last in East Fork Justice Court in March when he was sentenced to 30 days in jail. He is on probation for domestic battery and faces a six-month jail sentence.

He spent 3 1/2 years in prison before being released last November. Gomez has served two prior prison terms for selling methamphetamine, and eluding a peace officer who believed Gomez was trying to run him over with a van.

■ A man and a pregnant woman are being sought after they wheeled two televisions and a mattress pad out of the Gardnerville Walmart on Wednesday morning.

According to a report filed with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, the couple pushed a cart containing the items worth $702.53 out of the store and loaded them into a black sedan.

The man was described 5 feet, 6-10 inches, with red or blond hair, wearing green camouflage pants, dark shirt, ball cap and black shoes. The woman was described as being a similar height with blonde hair, wearing a pink long-sleeve shirt, black pants and shoes, and carrying a black purse.

■ A Gardnerville Ranchos man is accused of breaking furniture and windows in anger with his ex-girlfriend. Deputies were called to a residence on Highway 88 at about 5:48 p.m. Wednesday. When they arrived they found the man leaving the home. His ex-girlfriend said he damaged several of her items. The landlord said the man broke five windows and two door jams. They both filed citizens complaints and the man was taken into custody.