Man arrested in knife attack |

Man arrested in knife attack


A California man was taken into custody late Saturday night after deputies responded to a woman’s screams in Stateline.

Escalon resident Andrew S. Elliot, 52, was arrested for battery with a deadly weapon in Stateline at 11:30 p.m.

According to the sheriff’s report, deputies spotted Elliot throw something away as he walked from the scene.

He was stopped and when asked what happened he said he and his wife were having a fight.

That’s when a woman approached a second deputy and said Elliot threatened her with a knife. She said she asked if the woman was OK as she walked past them. She told deputies that Elliot came up behind her and threatened to cut her throat if she interfered. She let out three loud screams and Elliot pushed her away.

The victim received a small cut in the incident. The knife was found underneath a nearby car.

Elliot was booked into Douglas County Jail.

A Carson City man who was the subject of a May 31 three-hour manhunt is back in Douglas County to face burglary and theft charges in connection with a Jacks Valley break-in.

Taylor Peart, 35, was returned to the county early Tuesday morning on an East Fork Justice Court warrant.

Peart was spotted walking away from a home on Cherokee Drive. He was identified from a security camera.

Douglas patrol deputies, investigators, Carson City Sheriff’s Office, and Washoe Tribal Police conducted an extensive search of the area.

Peart was taken into custody in Carson City the next day on an unrelated warrant.

Two Gardnerville residents were arrested 8 a.m. Oct. 26 on felony drug possession charges.

James C. Jordon, 63, and Christie J. Jacobsen, 44, were arrested Oct. 26 for possession of a controlled substance and paraphernalia.

The arrest occurred on Highway 395 near the Haas Center in Gardnerville.

Jillian Truesdale, 28, was taken into custody on a probation violation and a warrant 8 a.m. Oct. 25 in Jacks Valley.

Jason Mendoza, 30, was arrested on an outside warrant 3:30 a.m. Oct. 25 in Roundhill Pines.

An Oregon woman was taken into custody early Wednesday, accused of possession of a credit card without the owner’s consent.

Leonna L. Mortimer, 21, was also booked on warrants out of East Fork and Carson City justice courts.

She was arrested at around 1 a.m. near Riverview and Fairway in the Gardnerville Ranchos.