Nevada homicide suspect found in Rice County

A Las Vegas homicide suspect is in police custody after being located in Rice County.

Mark Doocy, 60, of Blooming Prairie, was arrested on March 4 at the Flying J Truck Stop at I-35 and Highway 19. According to Rice County Sheriff Troy Dunn, Doocy was arrested and forced to leave his vehicle after he refused to cooperate with officials.

“Deputies and officers attempted to make contact with Doocy in the vehicle with no response. Members of the tactical team later used chemical aerosol and other non-lethal tactics in an attempt to get him to respond and exit the vehicle,” Dunn stated.

Doocy’s vehicle was noticed by a Rice County Deputy at 7:30 that evening. Upon checking the vehicle registration, an alert advised the vehicle and registered owner were wanted in connection to a homicide in Las Vegas, NV on February 28, 2020.

Dunn said law enforcement extracted Doocy from the vehicle at approximately 11:55 p.m.
He was arrested and turned over to Cannon Falls ambulance personnel for treatment and transport to Northfield Hospital. He was later transferred to a hospital in the Twin Cities, where he is listed in stable condition.

Doocy will remain in custody at the hospital until he is cleared to be transported to the Rice County Jail, Dunn stated. He is being held on the Nevada homicide warrant pending extradition hearing.

The sheriff’s office was also assisted by Dakota County Sheriff’s Office, Lonsdale, Faribault, Northfield and Lakeville Police Departments, MN State Patrol, South Metro SWAT team, which includes officers from Dakota and Rice County agencies, and Cannon Falls Ambulance.

Rice County Deputies continue to assist Nevada officers in this investigation.


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