Wanted Tenn. man arrested after standoff in Reno

A man wanted for vehicular homicide in Tennessee was arrested after a five-hour standoff in Nevada on Wednesday night.

William Douglas Wynn, 70, was supposed to appear in a Cumberland County courtroom in November 2012 to plead guilty in a fatal crash. Two years before, the Tennessee Highway Patrol said Wynn crossed the center-line on Highway 127 and hit two other cars, killing one of the drivers. But Wynn never showed up in court, and they've been looking for him ever since.

On Thursday, the Reno SWAT team was called to the Riverboat motel in the downtown area because of a man holed up in a room at the monthly motel. Authorities did not release what led to the standoff, which lasted five hours before Wynn was taken into custody.

"Negotiations successful!," Reno police said in a tweet about 8 p.m. "The armed barricaded [suspect] situation in downtown Reno has come to a safe and peaceful close for all."

No one was hurt, but the second floor of the motel was evacuated as a precaution.


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