A man was arrested at the Cactus Petes Resort Casino in Jackpot, Nevada after allegedly threatening a woman and brandishing a knife when approached by law enforcement. The 41-year-old suspect, identified as R.J.C. of Idaho, was taken into custody on January 6 by a deputy from the Elko County Sheriff’s Office.
The incident unfolded after police were called to the casino to assist a distressed woman who requested medical attention. Upon speaking with the woman, law enforcement learned that she had been threatened by the suspect and was in fear for her life. The woman, who showed recent injuries allegedly caused by the suspect, claimed that he had threatened to kill her if he couldn’t find her in their room.
Following the woman’s statement and examination of her injuries, the deputy located the suspect at the front desk of the hotel casino. When approached by the police, the suspect reportedly drew a knife and was subsequently tased and arrested.
The 41-year-old suspect now faces charges of domestic battery, assault with a deadly weapon on a protected person, assault with a deadly weapon against a first responder, and resisting arrest while in possession of a dangerous weapon other than a firearm. Additionally, the suspect had a non-extradition warrant from California and a fugitive from justice warrant from his home state of Idaho.
In other Nevada news, a felon is facing charges for sex trafficking a minor and using an illegally possessed firearm to coerce an underage girl into prostitution. The perpetrator’s use of a firearm in this crime highlights the dangers posed by individuals illegally possessing weapons.