March 28, 2019 - 9:03 am
Updated March 28, 2019 - 7:28 pm
Two Las Vegas residents face charges after allegedly leading officers on a chase on U.S. Highway 95 and violently resisting arrest in Nye County.
Alexander Reilly and Raven Haynes-Thacker, both 23, were arrested Monday morning, according to the Nye County Sheriff’s Office.
Also according to the Sheriff’s Office:
A deputy in Beatty conducted a traffic stop and discovered that Haynes-Thacker, a passenger, had a warrant for her arrest, officers said.
When the deputy tried to arrest her, she resisted and kicked him. Reilly then made a U-turn and fled south toward Las Vegas, driving for 40 minutes with officers in pursuit before making another U-turn. He then drove north for about 15 miles before stopping at the Area 51 travel center at Armargosa.
When the officers tried to take Haynes-Thacker into custody at the travel center, she again resisted and Reilly also attempted to prevent officers from arresting her. Eventually, both were removed from the vehicle. Reilly was placed in the back of a patrol vehicle, where he broke a window with his head before attempting to escape his handcuffs. Haynes-Thacker also managed to slip out of her handcuffs and attempted to grab an officer’s gun from his holster.
When the deputies searched the vehicle, they found a glass methamphetamine pipe, a small amount of methamphetamine and a handgun under the seat. Both Reilly and Haynes-Thacker’s behavior suggested the two were under the influence of methamphetamine. Both of their blood samples were taken, and they were booked into the Nye County Detention Center.
Both face charges of resisting arrest, battery on a peace officer, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Reilly also faces charges for a headlight violation, evading a peace officer, driving under the influence and causing damage to a motor vehicle.
Haynes-Thacker also was booked on the warrant.