Suspect accused of brutally attacking elderly woman is in custody, Nye County deputies say
LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) - The Nye County Sheriff’s Office and U.S. Marshalls have arrested a wanted fugitive accused of brutally attacking an elderly woman while she was sleeping in her home back on November 21.
Deputies said Ryan Sanders will be booked into the Nye County Detention Center.
Sanders’ 13-year-old son, who was with him, has also been located in good condition. He is now in the hands of Child and Family Services according to the post on the Nye County Sheriff’s Facebook page.
Sanders is accused of brutally attacking a 73-year-old woman in Pahrump. Nye County Sheriff’s Office said Sanders put the woman in her own car after the attack in her own home and drove her to a hospital where they picked up Richard Duncan.
After that, they drove to an abandoned RV where she was assaulted again and was left for dead. Duncan has also been arrested.
The manhunt for Sanders stretched on for days. Wednesday afternoon, a home where Sanders resided on Oakridge Avenue was searched. He was not found but there was evidence he had been there and some of the 73-year-old victim’s stolen items were also there.
Investigators are calling the crime a revenge attack, not a random attack. Detectives said there is a link between Sanders and a family member of the victim.
Carree Henry lives next door to the victim.
“Every time we see her outside with her dogs, we would always wave… it is unbelievable to find out that that had happened to my neighbor. Her husband had just passed away in July of cancer,” Henry shared with FOX5.
He’s facing attempted murder charges.
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