Blooming Prairie Man Suspect in Las Vegas Murder
Rice County Sheriff Troy Dunn reports the arrest of a homicide suspect in Webster Township at 7:31 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, 2020. The arrest occurred at the Flying J Truck Stop just off I-35 and Highway 19. Arrested was Mark Doocy, 60, Blooming Prairie, Mn.
Dunn states in a News Release: "A Rice County Deputy located a suspicious vehicle at the Flying J Truck Stop, located at I-35 and Hwy 19 in Webster Township. Upon checking the vehicle registration, an alert advised him that the vehicle and registered owner were wanted in connection to a homicide in Las Vegas, NV that occurred on February 28, 2020. Additional deputies and officers responded to assist with this incident.
Deputies and officers attempted to make contact with a lone occupant in the vehicle with no response. Members of the tactical team later used chemical aerosol and other non-lethal tactics in an attempt to get the occupant to respond and exit the vehicle. The occupant continued to be non-complainant. At approximately 11:55 pm, officers entered the vehicle and extracted the male from the vehicle. He was arrested and turned over to Cannon Falls ambulance personnel for treatment and transport to Northfield Hospital. He was later transferred to a hospital in the Twin Cities, where he is listed in stable condition. Rice County deputies have the suspect in custody at the hospital, until he is cleared to be transported to the Rice County Jail. He is being held on the Nevada homicide warrant pending extradition hearing."
The Sheriff’s Office was also assisted by Dakota County Sheriff’s Office, Lonsdale, Faribault, Northfield and Lakeville Police Departments, MN State Patrol, South Metro SWAT team which includes officers from Dakota and Rice County agencies and Cannon Falls Ambulance. Our deputies continue to assist Nevada officers in this investigation.