Man in Custody for Shooting His Wife

By: STAFF
By: STAFF

A man is in custody for shooting his wife in Fernley on Saturday morning.

Several shots were fired on the 3000 Block of Farm District Road in the small Lyon County town...and when deputies arrived, they found 36-year-old Shelby Joanette shot. She was rushed by helicopter to the hospital.

Around 8 o'clock Saturday night, an Esmeralda County Sheriff's Deputy spotted a 2006 Chrysler 300 traveling southbound on Highway 95 north of Beatty, Nevada...driven by Michael Fixer Newcastle. The Deputy followed the vehicle until he was able to get assistance from the Nevada Highway Patrol and the Nye County Sheriff's Department.

Newcastle was taken into custody and booked in Nye County Jail...for the attempted murder of his wife, Shelby Joanette.


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