Washoe County jail standoff over; man in custody

Frederick Adkins
Frederick Adkins(Washoe County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Jun. 29, 2022 at 8:58 PM PDT|Updated: Jun. 30, 2022 at 11:36 AM PDT
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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - A Reno man is now in custody following a 3-hour standoff Wednesday night at the Washoe County Jail.

Frederick Adkins faces several charges including felony possession of a controlled substance, and felony intimidation of a public officer.

The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office said an officer was bringing Adkins in for booking around 8 p.m. on June 29, 2022. Adkins said he had a gun in the back of a patrol car prompting a response from Washoe County SWAT and the hostage negotiation team.

After several hours, SWAT used non-lethal gas to get Adkins to surrender. He was taken into custody just after 11 p.m. No weapon was ever found.

The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office tweeted there was never a threat to the public or to the jail inmates.

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The scene at the Washoe County jail on June 29, 2022, during a possible armed jail standoff.
The scene at the Washoe County jail on June 29, 2022, during a possible armed jail standoff.(Daniel Pyke/KOLO)