Arrest of an Attempted Murder Fugitive

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On Friday, February 26, 2016 at 9:45 p.m., the Ventura Police Department Command Center was contacted by the Nye County Sheriff’s Department in Nevada.  They were investigating an attempted murder that had occurred in Sparks, Nevada and they had received information that the suspect, Cody Barnes, 21, was in Ventura.  VPD officers responded to area of 1245 S. Petit Avenue, and located the suspect’s vehicle parked and unoccupied.
A surveillance team responded to the apartment complex to monitor the vehicle, while VPD detectives coordinated resources with Nye County.  A short time later, the surveillance team reported to the patrol units stationed in the area that the suspect vehicle was driving away from the apartment complex.   A high risk stop was conducted on the suspect vehicle in the area of Telephone Road and Cachuma Avenue.  The suspect was taken into custody without incident and he was armed with a handgun at the time of his arrest.  At this time, it is unknown if the weapon recovered was used in the attempted murder incident. The suspect was transported and lodged at the Ventura County Jail awaiting extradition to Nevada.

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