weather icon Clear

Man tased by deputies following foot pursuit

A home invasion suspect was arrested at the end of June.

As stated in a Nye County Sheriff’s Office video news release, Operations Sgt. Ann Horak said deputies responded to a report of a possible home invasion along Indian Road on June 29.

“It was reported that the suspect, identified as Blake Drouillard, age 23, of Pahrump had attempted to break into a home but fled after he was met by the homeowner,” Horak said. “When deputies arrived on scene, Drouillard was found inside a vehicle on the property. Drouillard threw a hammer toward deputies while holding a large metal pipe in his other hand.”

Horak also noted that Drouillard allegedly led several deputies on a foot pursuit through two separate properties and allegedly threw several different objects at the deputies.

Drouillard was tased during the pursuit, and was ultimately placed into custody, according to the sheriff’s office.

“He told deputies that he had used methamphetamine and made statements that he wanted to kill police,” Horak said. “The investigation revealed that during the initial call for service, Drouillard entered a fenced property and ripped a door off of a pump house, smashed four windows of a vehicle in the yard, entered the attached garage and found a baseball bat, which he threw toward the homeowner.”

Drouillard was subsequently arrested on suspicion of two counts of burglary, assault with a deadly weapon, two counts of destruction of property, attempted grand larceny of an automobile, three counts of assault on a protected person with a deadly weapon, being under the influence of a controlled substance, resisting arrest and a probation violation, according to the release.

Contact reporter Selwyn Harris at sharris@pvtimes.com. On Twitter: @pvtimes

GALLERY: Meet your new Ms. Senior Golden Years Queen

Six sensational ladies competing in the 2024 Ms. Senior Golden Years Pageant took to the stage for an evening of poise, elegance and entertainment, all culminating in the crowning of the newest Ms. Senior Golden Years Queen, Debbie Forrest.

Fixing Pahrump Valley fences could protect the herds — here’s how

Nye County has embarked on a mission to fix a six-mile stretch of wildlife fencing in an effort to protect the area’s free-roaming wild horse and burro herds and the next round of repair will take place this weekend, with the entire community invited to lend a hand.

95-year-old grand marshal shares the secret to his longevity

More than 40 friends and family celebrated Emil Janssen’s 95th birthday on Saturday, June 8 at the Pahrump Senior Center. The co-founder of Pahrump Family Mortuary will serve as grand marshal for this year’s Fourth of July parade in Pahrump, and says the secret to his longevity is simple.

A tribute to 99 years: Community icon celebrates milestone

Turning 99 years of age today, Wednesday, June 19, B.J. Hetrick-Irwin is proving each and every day that you are never too old to make a difference – and enjoy yourself while you’re at it.

Smiles Across Pahrump will give you a reason to grin

If readers need a reason to smile this weekend, head on over to Smiles Across Pahrump, where there will be plenty of opportunities for grinning as the local Moose Lodge hosts this annual free family event.

LGBTQ foster recruitment a focus for Pride Month

If you want to make a real difference in the life of children in rural Nevada, become a foster care provider.

Post-primary: 2 commission seats decided

The Nevada primary is meant to narrow down party selections ahead of the November general election, but for some local races, Nye County voters voiced their final decisions on Tuesday.