For Immediate Release
PR #:1300132
Date Issued:Dec 20, 2013 - 10:57am

Sheriff's Detectives arrest Reno man for felony child abuse

CASE #:WC13-7434
WHEN:Arrested on December 18, 2013
WHERE:2600 Block of Plumas Street
SUSPECTS:Charles Burke Wholey
CONTACT:Bob Harmon
Washoe County Sheriff's Office
Office 775-785-6235
Cell 775-771-8252

The Washoe County Sheriff's Office Detective Division arrested Charles Burke Wholey, age 24, of Reno on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 on a felony count of Child Abuse Causing Substantial Bodily Harm for an incident in which the victim was the suspect’s infant son.

The victim was brought to a local emergency room on Tuesday, December 17. Detectives were called to investigate and the investigation has led to the arrest of Wholey.   

This is still an ongoing investigation and no additional details may be released at this time. Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Detective Division at (775) 328-3320 or Secret Witness at (775) 322-4900.


The Washoe County Sheriff's Office celebrated 150 years of proud service and community partnership in 2011. Sheriff Michael Haley is the 25th person elected to serve as the Sheriff of Washoe County. His office continues to be the only full service public safety agency operating within northern Nevada and is responsible for operating the consolidated detention facility, regional crime lab, Northern Nevada Regional Intelligence Center, Internet Crimes against Children Task Force, court security, service of civil process, traditional street patrols and Regional Animal Services.

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