Sheriff's Office

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Mar 28, 2022 - 1:08PM

For Immediate Release

Update: Deputies arrest suspect in BDW case in Mogul

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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 44-year-old Troy Stratton on March 26, 2022, after he was named a suspect in a Battery with a Deadly Weapon (BDW) case near Mogul. 

Washoe County Sheriff's Office deputies developed probable cause for Stratton’s arrest on Wednesday, March 23rd, and on that day asked for the public’s assistance in locating him. 

Thanks to intelligence from partnering law enforcement agencies, Stratton was located at a Sparks business on Saturday. When deputies made contact with Stratton, he fled on foot, and ultimately resisted when deputies caught up with him.

Stratton is currently being held at the Washoe County Detention Facility on multiple charges including one felony count of Battery with a Deadly Weapon, one felony count of Possession of a Schedule I/II Controlled Substance <14 grams, one misdemeanor count of Resisting a Public Officer, and one misdemeanor count of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Detectives are still attempting to locate a female seen inside the vehicle with Stratton at the time of the BDW.  Detectives believe the woman in the vehicle was an adult and is not related to any current, regional missing persons cases.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call the Washoe County Sheriff's Office Detective Division at (775) 328-3320 or Secret Witness at (775) 322-4900. Refer to case #WC22-1394.


Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Deputies were called to the vicinity of Union Pacific Railroad tracks in East Mogul shortly before 7:00 a.m. on March 23, 2022, for a man who had been struck by a vehicle. The victim stated he witnessed a younger female in distress inside a newer, blue Chevy Cruze, and as he interacted with her and the male driver – the man sped off, hitting the victim.

Deputies developed probable cause to arrest the driver, identified as Troy Stratton. Detectives, meanwhile, wish to check the welfare of the female seen inside the vehicle. Detectives do not currently believe this case is connected to an open case in Lyon County.


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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