27-year-old Michael White was arrested before five Saturday morning.
Police say he was actually wanted for another crime, when he committed this one.
They found him at the Motel 6 on Victorian Avenue in Sparks.
Officers say White ran after they tried to check him for weapons.
Authorities say he had a magnum revolver on him...and pointed it at the officers.
But, when White lost control of his gun, they were able to catch him.
During the arrest, police say White struck one of the officers in the face.