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For Immediate Release

July 28, 2015 Robert M. Alexander, Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal
District of Nevada (775) 686-5780
Nebraska Fugitive Accused of Sexual Assault Arrested in Reno by Fugitive Task Force

Reno, NV – The Northern Nevada’s U.S. Marshals (USMS) led fugitive task force, with assistance from the Regional Sex Offender Notification Unit (RSONU) and Reno Police Department, arrested Nicholas M. Moss (35) yesterday at 5:30 p.m. He was arrested without incident off of McCarran Blvd. in northwest Reno. Moss was arrested for an outstanding first degree sexual assault warrant issued by Sarpy County, Nebraska. In addition to the Nebraska warrant, Moss is sought by Iowa authorities for allegations of assault.

The Bellevue Police Department (Nebraska) requested the assistance of the United States Marshals Service with the apprehension of Moss. A coordinated investigative effort was conducted by U.S. Marshal’s in Nebraska, Las Vegas, Reno and the Bellevue Police Department. Information was developed that Moss, who was long time Reno resident, returned to the area and was in contact with associates. The Reno investigation led to Monday’s surveillance during which Moss was positively identified. He was subsequently arrested and booked into the Washoe County Jail while awaiting extradition to Nebraska.

District of Nevada U.S. Marshal Christopher Hoye stated, “Many fugitives attempt to run and hide. However, the united law enforcement community has again brought another dangerous fugitive to justice. We value the joint efforts of our partners who comprise the fugitive task force.”

The Northern Nevada U.S. Marshals Service led Fugitive Taskforce is a partnership of full-time investigators from the United States Marshals Service, Washoe County Sheriff’s Office, Nevada Department of Public Safety (Probation & Parole), and Sparks Police Department. 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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