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ELKO — A Spring Creek man accused of calling in a bomb threat to the Elko County Courthouse was arrested Wednesday after attempting to evade Elko police.

A criminal complaint filed in September charges Casey D. Overacker, 34, with making the threat on June 19, the day his girlfriend Shawna Parker was scheduled to appear in court.

Police officers were making their rounds Wednesday when they spotted Overacker approaching a trailer residence.

“The officers were familiar with Overacker and knowing that he had outstanding warrants called to him to stop,” said Elko Police Lt. Mike Palhegyi.

According to Palhegyi, Overacker ignored the request and continued into the residence. Law enforcement approached the home and knocked on the door to try to speak with Overacker. The suspect ignored the knocks and refused to open the door.

Police were later able to obtain a search warrant for the residence, entered and placed Overacker under arrest.

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“It seems that he just did not want to go to jail,” said Palhegyi.

According to court documents, authorities were able to trace the phone number of the bomb threat to Parker, who was on the docket to appear in court that day. When they confronted her she reportedly implicated Overacker.

Overacker was arrested on a warrant for failure to appear after bail for communicating a bomb threat and two counts of failure to appear after bail on a misdemeanor crime. His bail was listed at $22,412.

According to Elko Daily Free Press files, Parker and Overacker were arrested in May at a local motel after Parker was allegedly observed passing a counterfeit $20 bill. A small amount of heroin and drug paraphernalia were found in the room, along with two additional counterfeit bills on Parker, according to police.


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