WCSO NEWS RELEASE
The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division has made an arrest in an investigation of a battery with a deadly weapon report from Wednesday evening at approximately 5:35 p.m. The incident was reported in the 17600 block of Macaw Lane in the Cold Springs area.
Upon arrival, deputies observed a male subject (later identified as Mark Douglas Harding) providing assistance to an undisclosed adult male. As deputies approached Harding separated from the injured person and began following the deputies’ verbal instructions.
REMSA personnel arrived and examined the injured male. At this time, REMSA paramedics requested Care Flight respond to the residence for immediate transportation. At approximately 6 p.m., Care Flight arrived and transported the injured male to Renown Regional Medical Center for further treatment of serious injuries to the male’s back area.
Further investigation revealed that Harding had injured the male forcefully using a type of kitchen knife. A Sheriff’s Office K-9 team was called out to perform an article search of the item. The item was later located and transported to the Sheriff’s Office to be booked as evidence.
At approximately 6:41 p.m., Harding was arrested without incident. He was also transported to Renown for treatment and examination of minor injuries.
Once Harding is medically cleared, he’ll be transported and booked into the Washoe County Sheriff’s Detention Facility on an Attempted Murder charge stemming from the physical altercation on Macaw Lane.
The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office celebrated 150 years of proud service and community partnership in 2011. Sheriff Michael Haley is the 25th person elected to serve as the sheriff of Washoe County. His office continues to be the only full service public safety agency operating within northern Nevada and is responsible for operating the consolidated detention facility, regional crime lab, Northern Nevada Counter Terrorism Center, Internet Crimes against Children Task Force, court security, service of civil process, traditional street patrols and Regional Animal Services.