RENO — On Tuesday at about 11:45 p.m., Reno police officers assigned to the patrol division located the two missing endangered juveniles. Upon further investigation, detectives assigned to the Sex Crimes/Child Abuse Division arrested suspect Blake Holmes, an 18-year-old Ridgecrest, Calif., resident, for four counts of sexual assault with a minor under 14 and three counts of lewdness with a minor under 14. Holmes’ bail was set at $110,000.
Both of the juvenile girls were booked into Jan Evans Juvenile Detention Center as runaways and their families were notified that they were located and safe. Detectives from Ridgecrest will be conducting a further investigation into any possible charges related to Holmes’ activities with the missing juveniles in Southern California.