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.