Sheriff's Office

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Date Issued:
Mar 25, 2021 - 4:20PM

For Immediate Release

Washoe County Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies arrest second man in drive by shooting case

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Sarah Johns
Washoe County Sheriff's Office
Office: 775-785-6235
Cell: 775-391-0407

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Patrol deputies arrested Austin Patton, 22, of Sparks on March 24, 2021 for a charge stemming from a drive by shooting in Spanish Springs.

Deputies were called to a reported shooting of a residence on Martell Place shortly after 1:00 a.m. on March 16, 2021. Deputies found multiple bullet strikes on the property as well as on vehicles parked outside the residence, and they recovered bullets at the scene. The victims identified Kyle Acker as the potential suspect, who was arrested that night.

Due to evidence found at Patton’s residence on March 16th , as well as information Patton provided deputies in an interview on March 24th, he was placed under arrest and charged with one felony count of accessory to a felony around 5:45 p.m. He was released on his own recognizance at 9:45 p.m.


The Washoe County Sheriff's Office is dedicated to preserving a safe and secure community with professionalism, respect, integrity and the highest commitment to equality. Sheriff Darin Balaam is the 27th person elected to serve as the Sheriff of Washoe County since the Office was created in 1861. The Washoe County Sheriff's Office strives to ensure public safety by building trust and creating partnerships within the diverse communities in which we serve. We will promote the dignity of all people supported by our words and actions through open communication while fostering an environment of professionalism, integrity and mutual respect.


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