Dustin Sansoucie-cropped (1)A four-time registered ex-felon from California led Laughlin authorities on a foot-pursuit down the Riverwalk on Sunday and is now facing felony charges in Nevada. Dustin Sansoucie, 25, of Hesperia, Calif. was with a female passenger when his vehicle was stopped on Casino Dr. for a traffic violation. According to Metro Lt. John Healy, the commander of the Laughlin substation, both Sansoucie and his passenger were ‘acting suspicious’ while talking with the Metro officer that stopped them. The driver, who would later be identified as Sansoucie, could not provide the officer with information that identified him. Eventually, the officer asked Sansoucie to step out of the vehicle. Once both were back at the officer’s patrol car, the driver informed the officer that he had meth in his right front pocket. The meth was recovered without incident, but as the officer was attempting to place the suspect into custody, he managed to escape and the foot pursuit ensued. Sansoucie managed to run down a steep grade toward the Riverwalk, continue north on the Riverwalk and then back up and across Casino Drive, again. He was captured in the desert area, just west of Casino Dr. Sansoucie was booked into the Tucker Holding Facility and then transferred to the Clark County Detention Center in Las Vegas, where he remains in custody. He will have his initial court appearance tomorrow in Laughlin Justice Court. After taking the suspect into custody, police returned to Sansoucie’s vehicle. Inside, they found a sawed-off shotgun with the serial number obliterated and a revolver. Since he’s an ex-felon out of California, Sansoucie does not have the legal ability to possession firearms and short-barrel firearms are illegal in Nevada.

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