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More details on arrest of escaped Oregon inmate in south Carson City

Andrew Cain Kristovich
Andrew Cain Kristovich(Washoe County jail)
Published: May. 13, 2022 at 4:11 PM PDT|Updated: May. 14, 2022 at 12:12 PM PDT
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CARSON CITY, Nev. (KOLO) -Up to 40 local and federal law enforcement officers surrounded a south Carson City property Friday to arrest an escapee from an Oregon prison camp, the Carson City Sheriff’s Office said.

Andrew Cain Kristovich, 38, was thought to have an assault rifle and would be willing to engage law enforcement, CCSO said. Special weapons and tactics team members from the Carson City and Douglas County sheriff’s offices and personnel with the U.S Marshals Service arrested Kristovich with no injuries.

The Marshals Service told CCSO that Kristovich was possibly in the Carson City area and about 10 law enforcement agencies tried to find him. It could not be confirmed but due to the risk to the public, Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong deployed the SWAT teams. Law enforcement spent two days putting him under surveillance.

As SWAT teams were being moved into the area, investigators learned that small children were likely in the area so plans were adjusted, the CCSO said.

At approximately 3:45 p.m. Friday, two SWAT teams, canine units and other personnel converged on the property in the 7100 block of Schultz Drive.  That area had new homes and was next to the Northern Nevada Correctional Facility in southern Carson City.  CCSO asked people to avoid the area and for residents in the area to shelter in place.

The Marshals Service said Kristovich was staying in a tent on the property.

Law enforcement found Kristovich in a field behind the home and took him into custody without incident. He was booked into the Washoe County jail.

Law enforcement also found an AR15-style rifle in the area.

To escape the prison camp in Oregon on April 25, Kristovich hid in bushes and crawled through a prison fence, then was picked up by his ex-girlfriend, the Marshalls Service said.

After the escape, Kristovich assaulted the ex-girlfriend and then fled in her vehicle and took her cell phone and her bank card, the Marshals Service said. As a result, he is facing charges in Washington state of second degree rape, second degree domestic violence by strangulation, second degree robbery, unlawful imprisonment and auto theft.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Nevada will review the case to determine if he should face a charge of being an ex-felon in possession of a firearm.

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The Carson City Sheriff's Office provided this photo of the scene where Andrew Cain ...
The Carson City Sheriff's Office provided this photo of the scene where Andrew Cain Kristovich was arrested.(Carson City Sheriff's Office)
The Carson City Sheriff's Office said this AR15-style rifle was found in the area where Andrew...
The Carson City Sheriff's Office said this AR15-style rifle was found in the area where Andrew Cain Kristovich was arrested in south Carson City.(CCSO)