Two arrested following burglary in Winnemucca

Two arrested following burglary in Winnemucca

Two arrested following burglary in Winnemucca

Shannon McCoy, age 44, of Elko and Jessica Woods, age 29, of Carlin were arrested Sunday following a reported burglary at Players Bar that ended with a high-speed chase and elusion of law enforcement officers the previous day. 

The Winnemucca Police Department (WPD) was dispatched to Players Bar in Winnemucca, located at 1062 South Grass Valley Road at approximately 5 a.m. for a report of a burglary in progress. 

Officers spotted the suspect vehicle in the area of Hanson St. and West Winnemucca Boulevard while en route to the scene and attempted to initiate a traffic stop with the vehicle. 

According to officials, the vehicle fled from officers at a high rate of speed, causing a vehicle pursuit that lasted several miles through city streets and highways and ended on the Heckman Ranch near I-80 mile marker 168 where the vehicle crashed into a slough off the Humboldt River. 

The male and female suspects eluded officers by swimming across the river. 

The two individuals were located and arrested the following morning by Nevada Highway Patrol (NHP) and the WPD.

McCoy was initially booked into the Humboldt County Detention Center on charges of obstructing and delaying a public officer and Woods was booked on felony charges of eluding a police officer and accessory to burglary. Cooperative efforts between the WPD and HCSO led to McCoy additionally being charged with felony burglary from the incident. 

The total bail for McCoy including the burglary charge is $26,140 and $25,000 for Woods. 

The investigation is ongoing, according to a press release by the Winnemucca Police Department. 

Multiple agencies were involved in the pursuit of the suspects including the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office, Nevada Highway Patrol and the MedX AirOne helicopter.