Police: St. George man arrested after ramming vehicles, firing shots in Mesquite

Ryan Patrick Hanrahan. Photo: Washington County Jail

MESQUITE, Nevada, June 19, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — A St. George man is facing felony charges after he allegedly rammed numerous vehicles with his own then discharged multiple gunshots in Mesquite, officials said.

The suspect, Ryan Patrick Hanrahan, 30, was arrested in Utah on an emergency arrest warrant issued by the Mesquite Police Department, officials said in news release.

Detectives are in the process of securing a felony warrant of arrest on Hanrahan on charges of two felony counts of battery with a deadly weapon, six felony counts of discharging a firearm from a vehicle and three felony counts of breaking/injuring/tampering with a motor vehicle.

Mesquite police officers responded to a parking lot in the 800 block of West Pioneer Boulevard regarding a vehicle ramming into other vehicles. The suspect then allegedly discharged multiple gunshots from inside his vehicle, Sunday at approximately 2:30 a.m., the news release said.

“Thankfully, although there were multiple people and vehicles in the parking lot at the time of the incident, nobody was struck by a bullet and only two people received minor injuries from the suspect’s vehicle as it was ramming into other parked vehicles,” the statement said.

Officers were then advised the vehicle had fled the scene, the news release said. Officers and detectives arrived on scene to investigate while other officers began actively searching for the suspect. Police were able to identify the suspect and vehicle through witness accounts and video footage from nearby businesses.

The vehicle was also identified entering Interstate 15 and traveling northbound through video footage.

Mesquite police notified Arizona and Utah law enforcement agencies and provided vehicle and suspect information. At approximately 3:20 a.m., Washington City Police Department in Utah located the vehicle and suspect and were able to safely take the suspect into custody.

Hanrahan is currently in custody in Utah and will begin the extradition protocol process to be brought back to Nevada to face the criminal charges.


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