Sparks resident arrested for Domestic Strangulation

Courtesy, Washoe County Sheriff's Office
Courtesy, Washoe County Sheriff's Office
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Updated: 4/27 10:11 am
Sparks, NV (KRNV & MYNEWS4.COM)-- A resident of Sparks has been arrested after reports of a female screaming for help in the 300 block of Harbor Cove.
One witness told Sparks Police that she saw a male leaving with the victim's child.

Officers located the victim and learned the suspect, 32-year-old, Joel Hernandez-Santos had strangled his wife and tackled her to the ground.
Their 11-year-old boy ran to get help when Hernandez-Santos ran after him.

For over an hour, Hernandez-Santos was on foot, not allowing his son to escape.
Sparks Police located the suspect and child in the 800 block of Nichols Blvd., when the Hernandez-Santos left his son and ran from the police.

Authorities were able to apprehend him a short distance away.
The victim's son sustained minor injuries.

During the investigation, Hernandez-Santos, who is prohibited from carrying firearms, was found to be in possession of a stolen firearm.
Hernandez-Santos, was booked in the Washoe County Jail, on Domestic Strangulation, Child Abuse, Child Endangerment, False Imprisonment to Avoid Arrest, Ex-Felon Possession of Firearm, Possession of Stole Property and Domestic Battery charges.

His bail is set at just over $100,000.
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shelibugg - 4/27/2014 11:50 AM
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Almost same exact thing happened to me just over a year ago. Thanks to the Justice system being so wonderful, my abuser will be out in October. My heart goes out to this woman and her child. Hopefully she will get the justice she deserves!!

Bubbles - 4/27/2014 10:32 AM
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With the justice system as sleazy as it is in this state I'm sure this septic tank dweller will be out in no time with a pat on the back, no fine, no jail, no accountability.
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