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Vegas PD: 18-year-old arrested in attack of woman walking dog in NW part of town

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Posted at 12:49 PM, Mar 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-17 22:49:51-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV)  — The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Sex Crimes Section updated a recent sexual assault crime Wednesday afternoon.

Authorities said they were able to arrest a man wanted in connection with an assault that happened on March 8 near the 2000 block of North Torrey Pines Avenue, near Lake Mead Boulevard.

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Investigators say 18-year-old Laparese Jones was taken into custody after they canvassed the nearby neighborhood to help locate him.

Jones is facing several charges from the incident where police say he assaulted a woman who was walking her dog in an apartment complex.

The woman was able to fend off Jones with police arresting him about a week later.

A livestream of Monday's press conference can be viewed below:

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