Man who robbed ND victim at gunpoint found in Las Vegas
MINOT, N.D. -- A 28-year-old Minot man facing multiple felony charges in Minot including armed robbery is being held on other charges in Las Vegas, according to the Ward County Sheriff's Office.
Jose Victor Gonzalez will eventually be extradited back to Ward County to face charges in Minot. The sheriff's office received notification last month that he is being held in Nevada.
Gonzalez, who has a prior felony conviction for drug charges in Las Vegas, is accused of robbing a man at gunpoint on Dec. 29, 2016, in Minot.
According to a probable cause affidavit filed with the court, the alleged victim sustained a bloody head wound and several small cuts on his hands during the attack. He managed to wrestle the gun away from the gunman and then followed them in his car while he called police. The man identified the gunman as someone called "Zay." Police also took possession of the semiautomatic pistol allegedly used in the attack.
The alleged victim pointed out the direction the suspect vehicle had gone, but police lost track of it. They arrested Gonzalez shortly afterwards when he was found hiding under a deck at a house in northwest Minot. He was also arrested on drug charges the same and was found with $1,265 in cash, police said.
A warrant was issued for his arrest after he failed to make a court appearance in Minot on the charges.