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Accused Elko sex offender arrested in Reno

By ThisIsReno

Devon Ray HOCKEMIERU.S. MARSHALS NEWS — U.S. Marshals Northern Nevada’s Fugitive Taskforce, assisted by the Washoe County Sherriff’s Office (WCSO) All Threats All Crimes (ATAC) Unit, marked WCSO patrol units, Sparks Police Department, and DPS Parole & Probation arrested Devon Ray HOCKEMIER (21) in Reno. HOCKEMIER was arrested at 7:30PM this evening without incident. He was taken into custody at 3300 Kauai Court following an extensive taskforce investigation into his whereabouts.

HOCKEMIER is wanted by the Elko Police Department for an outstanding arrest warrant issued on May 1, 2014. He has been charged with multiple counts of sexual assault of a minor under the age of 14. Bail has been set in this case for 3.5 million dollars. HOCKEMIER has been booked into the Washoe County Jail while awaiting removal to Elko, Nevada.

The U.S. Marshals led Fugitive Taskforce was asked to assist with the investigation to locate and apprehend HOCKEMIER by the Elko Police Department. Due to the nature of the alleged offenses this case was made a priority. Working closely with the Elko Police Department, taskforce investigators were able to determine where HOCKEMIER was residing, initiated surveillance, and took him safely into custody.

District of Nevada U.S. Marshal Christopher Hoye stated, “This is yet another demonstration of our commitment to protecting the children of our community from wanted sex offenders. We will continue to aggressively pursue and arrest these fugitives in order to bring them to justice.”

The Northern Nevada U.S. Marshals Service led Fugitive Taskforce is a partnership comprised of law enforcement investigators from the United States Marshals Service, Washoe County Sheriff’s Office, Nevada Department of Public Safety (Probation & Parole), Sparks Police Department, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, & Firearms (ATF). The Taskforce combines the resources and expertise of local, state, and federal law enforcement in a coordinated effort to arrest dangerous fugitives and pursue sexual offenders wherever they are located.

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