Sheriff's Office

PR #:
Date Issued:
Nov 02, 2022 - 11:04AM

For Immediate Release

Hours Long Standoff with Subject Ends in Arrest on Multiple Charges

For media inquiries contact:
Bryan Samudio
Washoe County Sheriff's Office
Office: 775-785-6234
Cell: 775-484-9820

At approximately 3:20 a.m. on October 30, 2022, The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division responded to Renown Regional Medical Center on a report of a Battery with a Deadly Weapon and Home Invasion that just occurred in Sun Valley.

Deputies located the suspect vehicle in the 5600 block of Sidehill Drive in Sun Valley.  Intelligence led investigators to believe the suspect was inside of a nearby residence. 

Patrol Deputies set up a perimeter and the SWAT and Hostage Negotiation team were called in to assist with the investigation.  After attempting negotiations with zero response, SWAT entered the residence and were able to take the suspect into custody.

The suspect was identified as Gustavo Mariscal Garcia Jr.  Garcia was transported to Renown Regional Medical Center where he was treated for minor injuries before being booked into the Washoe County Jail without further incident.

Garcia was booked on the following charges:

      - Kidnapping, 1st degree x2

      - Assault constitute Domestic Violence x1

      - Battery with a Deadly Weapon x1

      - Assault with a Deadly Weapon x1

      - Battery with the Use of a Deadly Weapon x2

      - Obstructing and Resisting with Use of Deadly Weapon x2

      - Burglary while in Possession of a Deadly Weapon x1

      - Preventing the report of a crime x2

      - Violation of probation x4


Gustavo Garcia, Jr.

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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