|Larry Ray McCoy III|
As detectives and patrol officers approached the scene, the wanted man was observed walking towards a parked car occupied by a young female. Noticing the arriving police, the wanted subject fled on foot and the female driver in an attempt to flee accelerated at a high rate of speed and crashed her car into a marked patrol car approaching the scene.
The police officer was temporally trapped in the crashed patrol car and received an arm injury.
The female driver received a facial cut from the deployed air bag of the car she was fleeing in. The unlicensed female driver was identified as a 15 year reported runaway from Cedar County, missing for nearly three months.
The Juvenile’s name will not be released. She was treated and released from NRMC and turned over to the custody of Vernon County Juvenile authorities, charged with Assault. The police officer was also treated and released from the hospital.
The wanted male felon ran with police pursuing on foot. Police witnessed the subject crawl under a structure in the 600 block of Osage, where he was successfully taken into custody.
The arrested subject is a 24 year old Vernon County resident identified as:
Larry Ray McCoy III
McCoy was a fugitive on Felony warrants from three counties, including Assault, Burglary and Receiving Stolen Property.
Nevada Police Detectives had been actively looking for both subjects for several days.
In addition to the active warrants from three separate counties, the Vernon County Associate Circuit Court has issued the following additional charges on McCoy.
Assault of a Law Enforcement Officer, Endangering the Welfare of a Child and Resisting Arrest. Total combined bond is $10,000 cash only.
Don’t hesitate to call 911 in an emergency. To report criminal activities to the dispatch center, call 417-448-2710 or use the Tip Hotline at 417-667-8477. All information will be kept confidential.