Two drug trafficking suspects arrested after attempting to fight Washoe County deputies

Left: Kwamiqui Misa Right: Patrick K. Walsh (Photo courtesy: Washoe County Inmate Search)

Two men are behind bars after attempting to flee from Washoe County Sheriff's deputies during a fight over the weekend.

According to Bob Harmon, the first incident happened when deputies attempted to make a traffic stop at 9:15 p.m. on Friday, March 9 in the area of Interstate 80 and Nugget Avenue in Sparks. The deputy involved called for backup when his K9 made a positive alert for drugs.

The suspect then tried to flee from police. Deputies caught up with the male suspect who began to fight with them, according to Harmon. The suspect kicked the K9 and continued to struggle but was eventually subdued and taken into custody. Additional investigation located a quantity of drugs and a handgun in the suspect's vehicle.

The suspect was identified as 27-year-old Kwamique Misa of Union City, California. Misa was treated at a local hospital then booked into the Washoe County Detention Facility. Misa is facing the following charges: battery on a protected person, mistreatment of a police animal, resisting, trafficking, possession, and ex-felon in possession of a firearm.

No deputies were hurt during this incident.

Harmon says the second incident happened at approximately 10:45 p.m. on Saturday, March 10 when a 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 the patrol car, and as deputies attempted to handcuff him, the suspect fled.

After a short pursuit, the suspect got into an altercation with several deputies. The suspect continued to struggle, however deputies were able to eventually subdue and apprehend him.

The suspect was identified as 34-year-old Patrick K. Walsh of Tahoe Vista, California. Walsh was transported to a hospital in Reno for treatment then booked into the Washoe County Detention Facility and booked on the following charges: battery of a protected person, drug possession and trafficking.

Two deputies were taken to a Reno hospital where they were treated and released.

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