A Tahoe Vista man was arrested Saturday on charges of battery on police officer, drug possession and trafficking.
The incident started March 10 at 10:45pm when a Washoe County sheriff’s deputy initiated a traffic stop on Tahoe Boulevard near Winding Way in Incline Village.
“The passenger of the vehicle provided the deputy with a fictitious name and took a folding knife from his pocket against instructions from the deputy. The suspect placed the knife on the hood of a patrol vehicle then, as deputies attempted to handcuff him, the suspect fled,” deputies said.
After a short pursuit, the suspect got into an altercation with several deputies.
Patrick K. Walsh, 34, was transported to a hospital in Reno for treatment, then taken to the Washoe County Detention Facility.
Two deputies were also taken to a Reno hospital where they were treated and released.
— Lake Tahoe News staff report