ELKO — A 31-year-old woman was shot dead early Friday morning at an address on Old Hot Springs Road.

Officers were dispatched at 1:30 a.m. to a report of gun shots in the area, according to Elko police Lt. Richard Genseal.

When officers arrived on scene, they found 31-year-old Casey Tervort, of Elko, shot in the chest, Elko police Captain Will Lehmann said.

The suspect, Matthew Deacon, 22, was taken into custody and booked on an open murder charge at the Elko County Jail, Lehmann said.

Deacon is ineligible for bail.

Tervort was staying with a friend in an adjacent trailer and went over to Deacon’s home, according to witness statements, Lehmann said.

She knocked on Deacon’s door and Deacon opened the door and allegedly shot her. Deacon ran from the scene and police released a dog to track him, Lehmann said.

Deacon saw the dog and, not wanting to engage it, doubled back to the trailer and surrendered to police, Lehmann said.

Elko County sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to assist in locating the suspect but were canceled en route, according to the sheriff’s office.

Deacon was booked for battery domestic violence in July of 2011 and arrested by the Carlin Police Department in March 2010 for DUI.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Elko Police Department at 777-7310.

(8) comments

missv
missv

Our prayers are with you Mathew

elisregina
elisregina

My prayer is that the perpetrator of this crime experience the same fate that his victim did .

captainjjl
captainjjl

How could pray for him. What a scum bag. Our prayers should be with Casey and her family. Boy would I like to be on that Jury.

missv
missv

Didn't anyone ever teach you you cant believe everything you read ? I guess not . Mathew Deacon is a good guy and only Him And GOD know what really happened .I can say this was an accident .Ive known Mr.Deacon since he was A toddler.I babysat him watched him grow up And his parents are Good Respected people.Mathew was raised not to mistreat girls .There are 2 sides to every story . Scum Mathew is Not .Who are you to judge there is only one true judge and thats God. Valerie Osorio Congress Az

missv
missv

Our Prayers our with you Mathew .We love you Hang in there

missv
missv

My name is Jessie O . Me and Mathew grew up together he isnt a bad guy he has got a big heart and he was always helping people ,He taught me to dance lol . Never was Mathew ever mean to me growing up . I know this was an accident . Dont judge until you walked in there shoes , love you Mathew your friend always ,Jessie

paul
paul

If you can prove to me it was an accident then do it. I am not a closed minded person. But so far It looks like drugs, paranoia, and irrisponsible use of a gun.

Bigguns2012
Bigguns2012

Well first I dont believe everything I read I have seen it , I worked in the yard that matt and Casey lived in . I've seen with my own eyes what some would call a nice guy but I seen the monster , not saying Casey was an angel but she did not deserve what she got I seen how they fought I seen windows broken out by deacon I heard fights all the time , more amplified by the alcohol and I'm sure drugs , from what I have seen with MY OWN EYES I don't believe this was an accident.

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