ELKO – A California man was booked into Elko County Jail on felony charges early Sunday morning following a high-speed chase.
Johnny J. Thymiakos, 20, of Benicia was kicked out of Cowboys Bar for being under the legal drinking age, according to Elko police. He got into a verbal altercation with people in the crowd out front and as he pulled away in his vehicle he allegedly pointed a gun at them.
Police were called with a description of the vehicle and quickly spotted it. The chase reached speeds of about 70 mph on Lamoille Highway before Thymiakos pulled over near the hospital.
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He was arrested on charges of assault with a deadly weapon, driver disobeying a peace officer, minor purchasing or consuming alcoholic beverage in a premises where sold, speeding 31-40 mph over limit, failure to obey traffic control device, and failure to maintain lane or improper lane change.
Bail was listed at $21,655.