Man crosses state line but still arrested |

Man crosses state line but still arrested

Cooperation extending over state lines Wednesday helped nab a man wanted for battery.

Rickey Evanoff, 18, of Stateline, was taken into custody around 11:44 p.m. by South Lake Tahoe police as a fugitive from justice in Douglas County. The officers responded after the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department asked for assistance at the man’s residence on Kahle Drive.

Investigators said earlier in the evening Evanoff was told to leave a Round Hill home where he was hanging out with several other teens. Evanoff allegedly threatened the residents, telling them to watch their backs.

Evanoff returned to the home and demanded entry, but was denied. He then allegedly went in through the unlocked front door and began hitting the 16-year-old resident. The 16-year-old wasn’t seriously hurt, investigators said.

Deputies went to Evanoff’s home on Kahle Drive, but he’d already left. The South Lake Tahoe police officers located Evanoff’s car a short time later at the intersection of Echo and Montreal roads on the California side of the state line.

Investigators said the 16-year-old identified Evanoff as the man who hit him. Charges of burglary and battery are pending against Evanoff in Douglas County.

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