Sheriff's Office

PR #:
2022-60
Date Issued:
Apr 09, 2022 - 7:13PM

For Immediate Release

Deputies arrest duo involved in a home invasion robbery in Olinghouse

Case Number:
22-1694 22-1703
For media inquiries contact:
Sergeant Jeff McCaskill
Washoe County Sheriff's Office
Office: (775) 328-6235
Cell: (775) 453-0107

Last night, April 8, 2022, at approximately 10:00 P.M. Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Deputies responded to a residence in Olinghouse on a report of a home invasion and robbery.

When Deputies arrived on scene, they met with the victim who claimed Erik Barnes and Cheynia Wilson came to her house and demanded two firearms that were located inside the victim’s residence.  When the victim refused to comply with the demands, Wilson broke a window and stated that they would be coming into the house if the victim did not hand over the firearms.  The guns were handed over to Barnes and Wilson through the broken window.  Deputies attempted to locate Barnes and Wilson last night but were unsuccessful.

Patrol Deputies took over the case today, April 9, 2022, and were able to locate Erik Barnes and Cheynia Wilson at their residence in Olinghouse.  Deputies surrounded the residence and began hailing for the subjects to exit.  Members of the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Hostage Negotiation Team assisted units on scene.  Contact was made with Barnes and Wilson inside the residence by telephone and after an hour and a half standoff, both subjects surrendered peacefully.

Erik Barnes and Cheynia Wilson were transported to the Washoe County Detention Facility.  Erik Barnes was arrested on the following charges:

  • Robbery – a felony
  • Two counts of grand larceny of a firearm – a felony
  • Two counts of being an ex-felon in possession of a firearm – a felony

Cheynia Wilson was arrested on the following charges:

  • Robbery – a felony
  • Two counts of grand larceny of a firearm – a felony

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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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