Two arrested on multiple charges after firing at police on reservation

Ian Hinkey mugshot courtesy Humboldt County jail
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FORT MCDERMITT INDIAN RESERVATION, NV (KOLO) - A man and a teenage boy have been arrested for several charges stemming from an incident Friday night.

The Humboldt County Sheriff's Office says about 9:45 p.m. July 5, 2019, deputies were helping the Bureau of Indian Affairs Police Department find people accused of a battery at the Red Mountain Travel Center, on the Ft. McDermitt Indian Reservation in Northern Humboldt County.

HCSO says preliminary information indicates BIA Police and HCSO Deputies found the suspect vehicle and three suspects in a field at the end of Abel Road on the reservation. Investigators say the suspects, who were armed with two rifles, fired at officers. At that point, a Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputy returned fire, leading the suspects to run off.

The Tri-County Special Response Team, comprised of members from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office, Winnemucca Police Department, Lander County Sheriff’s Office, and Pershing County Sheriff’s Office was called to be part of the search. The Federal Bureau of Investigation is conducting the criminal investigation and a use-of-force investigation, and a separate investigation into the deputy’s use of force will be coordinated by the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office.

During the search that followed the shooting, 25-year-old Ian Hinkey was arrested, as well as a 17-year-old boy. Hinkey is being held without bail on Federal/Tribal charges in the Humboldt County Detention Center. The teen was booked into the Humboldt County Juvenile Detention Center and is being held on Federal/Tribal charges.

One more person is still being sought.

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