LAS VEGAS (KLAS)– A wanted fugitive in Nye County has finally been brought into police custody.
Ryan Sanders, 37, was taken into custody on Wednesday evening by Nye County Sheriff’s Office (NCSO) detectives with the help of U.S. Marshalls, according to NCSO.
Earlier Wednesday, officers closed Oakridge Avenue in Pahrump believing the suspect might be hiding in a nearby home. Sanders was not located at the address, but officials from the Sheriff’s office said evidence related to the crimes he is accused of was discovered.
His 13-year-old son was located in “good condition,” according to Sheriff’s office officials, and will be turned over to the Division of Child Family Services.
Sanders is accused of kidnapping, sexually assaulting, and attempting to kill an elderly woman on Tuesday, Nov. 22.
According to Sheriff’s office officials, Sanders burglarized and attacked the elderly woman in her home on Enchanted Mesa Street sometime after 10:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 21.
An accomplice of Sanders, 31-year-old Richard Duncan, was arrested in Pahrump on Nov. 26. Duncan is accused of aiding Sanders in the initial crime.
According to authorities, the woman was subjected to “repeated brutal attacks” before being left unconscious in a vacant lot on Mailbou Avenue. When the woman regained consciousness, she went to a neighboring home, and the Nye County Sheriff’s Office was contacted.
As of Wednesday night, Sanders was en route to the Nye County Detention Center.
The Nye County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the US Marshals Service.
More information regarding the apprehension is expected to be released on Thursday.