ELKO – A man who fled from a police officer was captured and arrested on multiple charges.
Police Lt. Ty Trouten said an officer was doing a security check in the Gold Country Casino Thursday at around 8 p.m. when he noticed a man he knew was wanted. The officer tried to engage the man but he fled and dashed toward the RV parking area behind the casino.
Police discovered David Thompson, 32, of Salt Lake City trying to dispose of an unknown amount of methamphetamine, according to Trouten. Officers took custody of Thompson and searched him. The police also discovered 15 grams of suspected heroin.
Upon further search they discovered that Thompson was carrying an identification card with Thompson’s photograph but another individual’s name. Officers called a Utah family of the man who was named on the identification and he told them he was unaware of missing identification. Thompson also had stolen credit cards on his person.
Thompson was arrested for two counts of violation of probation or condition of suspended sentence, use or possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting a public officer, attempting to destroy or conceal evidence, possession of a controlled substance, possession to sell a controlled substance, trafficking a controlled substance, two counts of failure to appear after bail on a felony, and on a warrant for conspiracy to violate the controlled substance act, possession to sell a controlled substance, and four counts of selling a controlled substance.
His bail was listed at $219,280.