WATCH: Nye County Deputy Hurt In Stolen Vehicle Pursuit

Deputy's Body Cam Became Stuck In Stolen SUV

Mitch Kelly
January 13, 2020 - 6:53 am
Mug shot of Robert Ferris from 1-12-20

Nye County Sheriff's Office

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LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - A Nye County Deputy is recovering after suffering injuires while trying to stop the driver of a stolen SUV.

The incident happened on Saturday afternoon after police did a traffic stop on the vehicle. A run of the plates showed that the SUV was stolen.

As officers returned to the SUV, the driver- identified as 32 year old Robert Ferris of Las Vegas- sped off. 

Deputy Britton Hoffman's body camera became stuck in the vehicle, which showed footgae of Ferris barreling down State Route 160 at speeds topping 100 miles per hour. Ferris eventually lost control in the parking lot of the Gold Town Casino.

Ferris then fled the SUV, but was quickly brought down by police after a very short foot chase. A female passenger with Ferris escaped serious injury. 

Ferris is now at the Nye County Detention Center, where he faces numerous charges that include failing to drive on the right side of the road, possession of a stolen vehicle, resisting a public officer with a deadly weapon, battery with a deadly weapon, assault on a protected person with a deadly weapon, disobeying a peace officer and endangering other people, speeding, and reckless driving.

Deputy Hoffman suffered minor injuries.