ELKO – An Elko man was booked on arson and firearms charges Sunday after police received a report of a pistol being fired in the air on the 200 block of Pine Street.

Officers were also told that the man was carrying a gas can.

“Upon arrival to the area, another report came in of a fire in the 400 block of Pine Street where an approximately 10-foot by 15-foot patch of weeds had burnt,” Elko Police Capt. Ty Trouten said.

Jacob Pangborn, 28, was apprehended in the 900 block of Court Street shortly after noon.

“Pangborn had a pistol on his person and is a prohibited person,” Trouten said, because of prior domestic violence convictions.

He was arrested on charges of fourth-degree attempted arson, owning or possessing a gun by a prohibited person, and carrying a concealed explosive, gun or dangerous weapon without a permit.

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According to Elko Daily Free Press files, Pangborn previously pleaded guilty to second offense domestic battery and domestic battery charges, which were amended from battery by strangulation, in 2016.

He was also arrested in 2012 on charges of domestic violence, unarmed robbery and burglary. At that time, police told the Free Press that Pangborn had been arrested for domestic violence at least four times in the past year and a half.

Total bail on Sunday’s charges was listed at $30,000.


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