Trafficking suspects arrested after fights with deputies

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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - Washoe County Sheriff’s Office deputies report they arrested two drug trafficking suspects who tried to flee and fight with deputies and a K9 in separate incidents.

The first took place about 9:15 p.m. Friday, March 9, 2018, when a K9 deputy tried to make a traffic stop on I-80 eastbound near Nugget Avenue. The deputy called for backup after his K9 detected drugs.

Deputies say the man tried to run from the deputies, who caught up with him, leading him to start fighting with them. The man kicked the K9 and continued to struggle, but was subdued and taken into custody. Additional investigation led to drugs and a handgun being found in his vehicle.

27-year-old Kwamique Misa of Union City, California, was treated at a hospital, then booked into the Washoe County Detention Facility on multiple charges including battery on a protected person, mistreatment of a police animal, resisting, trafficking, possession, and being an ex-felon in possession of a firearm.

No deputies were hurt.

The second incident took place about 10:45 p.m. Saturday, March 10. A deputy initiated a traffic stop on Tahoe Boulevard near Winding Way in Incline Village. The passenger of the vehicle gave the deputy a fake name and took a folding knife from his pocket, even as the deputy told him not to. The man put the knife on the hood of a patrol vehicle, and then as deputies tried to handcuff him, he ran. According to the sheriff's office, after a short chase, the man started fighting on the icy road with several deputies, who were able to subdue him and take him into custody.

34-year-old Patrick K. Walsh of Tahoe Vista, California, was taken to a hospital in Reno for treatment of injuries sustained during the fight, then taken to the Washoe County Detention Facility. He was booked on three charges of Battery on a Protected Person, as well as charges for drug possession and trafficking.

Two deputies were also taken to a hospital, where they were treated and released.

Kwamiqui Misa mugshot courtesy WCSO
Patrick Walsh mugshot courtesy WCSO