SPARKS — Sparks Police have arrested a man who officers said confessed to a double murder at a house located on I Street.
Police arrested 24-year-old Justin Ouiment on Friday. He was booked into the Washoe County Jail on two counts of murder with a deadly weapon, attempted burglary with a deadly weapon, assault with a deadly weapon and arson.
At about 1:30 p.m. on Friday, police responded to a call reporting a stabbing at 320 I St. in Sparks.
While officers we responding, they received addition information that there could be two people dead in the home and that the house was on fire.
Firefighters arrived at the scene and were able to put out the fire. Police found Lana Stone and 2-year-old Connor Lawrence in the home. Officers learned that the child’s mother, who is Stone’s daughter, and Stone’s grandmother had return to the home after work and found the bodies.
Police believe the victims suffered fatal injuries from a edged object. A witness also reported that they saw someone try to break into Stone’s home with a knife.
Officer’s identified the mother’s ex-husband as a person of interest and put out a call to find Ouiment. He was located in the afternoon in the Hidden Valley area and was arrested for attempted burglary and traffic violations.
Sparks Police officers interview Ouiment. Police said Ouiment confessed to both murders. Police got a search warrant and were able to obtain evidence related to the crime.
Police ask that anyone with information related to this case call Sparks Police Detectives at 353-2225 or Secret Witness at 322-4900.