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UPDATE: Man accused of driving into Reno protesters arrested

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Posted at 8:13 PM, Oct 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-17 20:54:21-04

UPDATE: Reno police say an 18-year-old man accused of driving a pickup truck into a crowd of protesters rallying in support of Native American rights has been arrested.

KOLO-TV reports that Nicholas Mahaffey was booked into Washoe County jail on Friday on one misdemeanor charge of provoking assault.

According to jail records, he was released on $1,000 bail. It was not known Saturday if Mahaffey had an attorney.

ORIGINAL STORY

RENO, Nev. (AP) -- Reno police say arrest warrants have been issued for an 18-year-old man drove a pickup truck into a crowd of protesters rallying in support of Native American rights and two protesters accused of fighting with the driver.
   
Chief Jason Soto said Thursday night that police were serving a warrant for 18-year-old driver Nicholas Mahaffey for a misdemeanor charge of provoking an assault. Warrants were also issued for 24-year-old James Fletcher and 21-year-old Samuel Harry.
   
Soto said the men were not in custody Thursday. Police did not return a message Friday seeking an update.
   
Three protesters were hurt in the Monday night incident, including a 59-year-old woman who was hospitalized with a broken pelvis and hip.
   
Fletcher and Harry did not have listed phone numbers to reach them for comment. A number listed for Mahaffey would not accept messages.