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Anthony Bell, 27, who had been on the run for nearly three months after allegedly wielding a rifle during a fight in a casino parking lot, was finally apprehended in Pahrump on Sunday, March 19. Nye County Sheriff Joe McGill reported that after several hours of negotiations, detectives and deputies captured Bell after a standoff at a property on the south end of the valley. McGill said that Bell was found hiding in the attic of the residence at about 1 p.m. The investigation had been ongoing since Bell’s escape from a previous standoff at the same location earlier in the month. McGill said that they had received information that Bell was staying at the location.

Upon arriving at the Paiute Boulevard address at roughly 9:40 a.m., McGill reported that it took the deputies more than three hours to convince Bell to surrender. Eventually, the department’s SWAT team was called to activate gas and distract devices, and two women who were living at the residence were arrested for harboring a fugitive. No one was seriously injured. Bail amounts were set at $5,000 and $15,900 for Jacqueline K. Juliano and Kathleen M. Juliano, respectively. Bell was charged with several counts, including assault with a deadly weapon, drawing and aiming a gun at a person, and possession of a firearm by a prohibited person. His bail amount was set at $110,000.