Reno homicide suspect arrested near Nevada-Oregon border

RENO, Nev. — Authorities in northern Nevada say a suspect in a Reno homicide was taken into custody over 200 miles (322 kilometers) away after a chase involving officers from multiple agencies.

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office said Humboldt County sheriff’s deputies tried unsuccessfully to stop a vehicle getting off Interstate 80 in Winnemucca, which is 148 miles (238 kilometers) northeast of Reno.

Officials said the vehicle then was pursued 75 miles (121 kilometers) north to the Fort McDermitt Indian Reservation on the Nevada-Oregon border where the driver was arrested.

Nicholas Silva, 23, was arrested on suspicion of homicide and other crimes.

Details on the Reno homicide that occurred early Tuesday morning weren’t immediately released and it wasn’t immediately known whether Silva had an attorney who could comment on his behalf.

Officials say the Reno and Winnemucca police departments, the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office all assisted in the arrest.