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Las Vegas police track down, arrest man who threw rock at 95-year-old woman

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Posted at 12:40 PM, Apr 22, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-27 16:10:17-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Detectives in Las Vegas were able to identify a man suspected of throwing a large rock into a vehicle and injuring two women.

Police initially asked for help to identify the suspect, but have since announced the arrest of 28-year-old Joshua Olson.

The arrest stems from an incident in east Las Vegas on Friday, April 15 at approximately 4:16 p.m., according to a press release from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.

Two victims, one of whom is 95-years old, were traveling inside a vehicle in the 6400 block of Pecos Road (near Washburn Road).

"For no apparent reason, an unidentified male threw a large rock through the vehicle window, injuring both victims," police said.

Investigators said the 95-year-old woman had "significant" injuries to her face and nose as a result of the attack.

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Police in Las Vegas are looking for a man who they say threw a rock at and injured two women in the area of Pecos Road and Washburn Road on April 15.

Police shared surveillance video of the person they suspect is responsible, since identified as Olson.

He was arrested on Tuesday, April 16 and booked into the Clark County Detention Center for battery with a deadly weapon resulting in substantial bodily harm, attempted murder with a deadly weapon, and battery with a deadly weapon, police said.

Anyone with information that could help police identify the suspect is encouraged to contact the South Central Area Command at 702-828-8639. Anonymous tips can be submitted through Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555 or online at crimestoppersofnv.com.