Suspect chased from Reno to Truckee had 60-mile Calif. chase in stolen truck

The Sierra County Sheriff’s Office released these photographs of the arrest of Nathan McKinney...
The Sierra County Sheriff’s Office released these photographs of the arrest of Nathan McKinney in Downieville, Calif.(Sierra County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Apr. 28, 2023 at 8:53 AM PDT|Updated: Apr. 29, 2023 at 11:15 AM PDT
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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - APRIL 29 UPDATE: A domestic violence suspect who led the Reno Police Department on a chase to Truckee Friday also led authorities on a 60-mile chase from Truckee to Sierra County in a stolen truck.

The Sierra County Sheriff’s Office released details Saturday about the arrest of Nathan McKinney in Downieville.

McKinney ran away early Friday after the vehicle he drove from Reno to Truckee was stopped in Truckee, the sheriff’s office said.

McKinney broke into a Truckee home and stole the keys to a construction truck, the sheriff’s office said. Truckee Police Department officers chased the stolen truck north on California 89 and the Sierra County Sheriff’s Office picked up the pursuit in Sierraville, the sheriff’s office said.

Deputies continued the chase south on California 49 through Sattley and Sierra City. Deputies put down spike strips in Downieville and McKinney stopped the vehicle and surrendered without incident, the sheriff’s office said.

In addition to the Reno charges, McKinney faces felony eluding police, burglary and vehicle theft charges in California.

5:30 P.M. UPDATE: A man who allegedly fled from Reno police and was chased into Truckee was arrested Friday in Sierra County, the Reno Police Department said.

California authorities arrested Nathan McKinney in Downieville, Calif., after an incident that started in the 1000 block of West Second Street early Friday, Reno police said.

McKinney faces Reno charges of domestic battery by strangulation, preventing a 911 Call, false imprisonment and domestic battery, Reno police said. He also faces other charges in California.

McKinney had an incident with a woman with whom he previously had a relationship, police said.

McKinney fled in a vehicle and police chased him into Truckee, where Reno police and the California Highway Patrol disabled his vehicle. McKinney ran from authorities in Truckee and was arrested in Downieville.

Nathan McKinney
Nathan McKinney(Nevada County sheriff's Office)

10:34 A.M. UPDATE: Police say the crime McKinney is wanted for took place at an apartment complex in the 1000 block of West Second Street where he lives.

The victim escaped his control and contacted police. Police could not say how long she was there against her will, however, the two have a previous relationship.

Police say the victim sustained significant but non-life-threatening injuries. She was taken to the hospital and has since been released.

McKinney fled on foot in the snow, running through an apartment complex near Hennes Road. He is not believed to be equipped to do well in snow and cold temperatures.

Police have his car, phone and wallet and McKinney has no ties to the Truckee area.

A K9 with the Placer County Sheriff’s Office, as well as a drone were used to track him.

ORIGINAL STORY: A suspect wanted for a violent crime in Reno is still being sought by multiple police departments after evading police early Friday morning.

Friday morning at around 3:30 a.m., the Reno Police Department was involved in a vehicle pursuit with the suspect.

The suspect, identified as Nathan McKinney, eluded officers and exited at Highway 267 in Truckee before continuing on Highway 89 until being disabled by a Reno Police Department vehicle.

The suspect then fled on foot.

Multiple agencies, including RPD, California Highway Patrol, the Placer County Sheriff’s Office, the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office, and Truckee PD assisted in the search for McKinney but were unsuccessful in finding him.

Truckee Police say McKinney may still be in the Truckee area, and was last seen near Highway 89 North and Henness Road.

Anyone who thinks they may have seen him is asked to call Nevada County non-emergency dispatch at 530-550-2320.