Driver Leads Deputies On Low-Speed Chase

By: Stewart Campbell Email
By: Stewart Campbell Email

CARSON CITY, NV - A man is in a hospital after leading sheriff's deputies on a low-speed chase.

It all started around 1 a.m. Thu., in downtown Carson City after deputies received reports that a customer at a bar was threatening other customers with a gun and a knife.

As deputies arrived, they say suspect James Fowler was leaving in a white Ford van.

Deputies tried to pull Fowler over, but he continued, leading deputies on a low-speed chase into Lyon County through to Stagecoach.

At this point, Lyon County deputies took over the chase and used a spike strip to bring Fowler and his van to a stop.

After a twenty-minute standoff, Fowler exited his van and deputies overpowered him. Deputies say he may have wanted them to shoot him as part of a suicide-by-cop move.

Fowler was transported to a Carson city hospital to be evaluated and has been charged with two counts of assault with deadly weapon, DUI, threats and eluding police.


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