PAHRUMP, Nev. (AP) — The Nye County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a suspect who allegedly stole a car and dragged a deputy in Pahrump.
Authorities say the deputy was dragged in the parking lot of the Gold Town Casino on Saturday.
Deputies stopped the vehicle for a traffic offense and then learned it was stolen.
As the deputies were trying to take the suspect into custody, the driver took off and ran into a sheriff’s office motorcycle that wound up with the deputy being dragged and suffering minor injuries.
Deputies pursued the vehicle for several minutes before it drove down Highway 160 on a sidewalk, drove over the rocks in front of the casino and came to a stop in the parking lot.
The suspect then left the vehicle and fled on foot before being apprehended.
He was taken to a hospital and is expected to be booked into jail later.
The name of the suspect hasn’t been released yet.