This is an update to the earlier release about the possible abduction and domestic battery case. Attached to this release are photos of those possibly involved, Leroy Coleman and Tamika Solis.
The Sparks Police Department would like to report that thus far New Year's Eve 2013 has been a mild evening.
The Sparks Police Department did increase staffing as it usually does for this holiday. Between the hours of 2 p.m. December 31, 2013 and 1 a.m. January 1, 2014 we made one arrest for DUI, three arrests for warrant related issues and two people were taken into custody for civil protective custody. Further, one citation was issued for shoplifting and 32 traffic stops were made resulting in eight citations.
On 12-30-13 at approximately 1556 hours officers responded to the area of O’Callahan and Haywood for a report of a vehicle that struck a pedestrian. When officers arrived on scene they located a male victim sitting on the sidewalk. The victim stated that he was walking on O’Callahan towards Sparks Blvd. and stopped at the corner of Haywood. The victim described that as he stepped off the sidewalk, he was struck by a vehicle that was traveling on Haywood towards O’Callahan. The victim was thrown onto the passenger’s side of the hood of the vehicle and then fell to the ground striking his head. The vehicle then left the scene towards Sparks Blvd. The victim advised that the driver of the vehicle was a white female adult in her 20’s with short blonde hair. He described the vehicle as a black Honda Civic. The victim was transported to Renown with non-life threatening injuries.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the Sparks Police Department at 775-353-2231 or Secret Witness at 775-322-4900.
On 12-30-13 at 1608 hrs, the Sparks Police Department responded to a report of an ongoing domestic assault inside a vehicle in the drive through of In and Out Burger located at 280 Pyramid Way Sparks, Nevada.
Upon arrival, officers made contact with multiple witnesses and a female victim inside the restaurant who identified Adam FELTY as the suspect of the domestic assault. FELTY was then located still seated in in his vehicle in the drive through aisle of the restaurant. Officers contacted FELTY and detained him.
During the investigation, Patrol Officers and Detectives learned that FELTY and the victim had a long term relationship which had recently been terminated by the victim. Both FELTY and the victim reside in the Sacramento, California area. The subsequent investigation revealed FELTY had abducted the victim from her residence and drove her against her will to the Sparks area. The victim made multiple attempts to jump from the moving vehicle as it traveled on I-80.
Investigators learned that the California Highway Patrol received multiple calls from witnesses observing the assault and abduction as FELTY’s vehicle traveled westbound. Additionally, the Sacramento County Sherriff’s Office received a missing person’s report in which the victim was reported as missing/ endangered after she made a distressed call to a friend as she was being kidnapped.
Once FELTY entered the drive through lane at IN and OUT, the victim attempted to flee from the vehicle. FELTY prevented her escape by striking her in the face numerous times and restraining her. The victim was able to eventually free herself from the vehicle and flee to safety inside the restaurant.
FELTY was transported to the Washoe County Jail where he was booked for Domestic Battery, False Imprisonment and Kidnapping.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the Sparks Police Department Detective Section at 775-353-2225 or Secret Witness at 775-322-4900.
On December 26, 2013 at 9:15 p.m. Sparks Police officers responded to a call of a vehicle versus pedestrian accident. The initial call indicated the accident was at Oddie Blvd. and El Rancho Drive, but was actually found to be at Oddie Blvd. and Sullivan Lane.
When officers arrived, they located the victim unresponsive and laying in the roadway. She was transported by REMSA to Renown Medical Center where she succumbed to her injuries. The victim is an older white female. The Sparks Police Department is working with the Washoe County Medical Examiner's Office to locate and notify the victim's family. The name will not be released until this is accomplished.
Officers were given initial information about a possible suspect vehicle that was described as a black or brown full size Chevrolet pick up. A witness returned to the scene and told officers that he had followed the pick up involved in the accident to an apartment complex in Reno. Detectives went to the Community Apartments located in the 2300 block of Wedekind Road in Reno. Detectives were able to locate the vehicle, and further found damage which appeared to be related to the accident in Sparks.
Detectives also were able to locate the driver of the vehicle. She is identified as Tamara Hanson (aka Tamara Cossey) a 30 year old Reno resident. Cossey was interviewed and admitted to being the driver. Cossey was arrested and charged with Leaving the Scene of an Accident involving Death and her bail was set at $20,000.
Due to a shortage of supervisors, no one will be available for an on-camera interview for this case. We apologize for any inconvenience. Lt. Krall will be returning phone calls as soon as he can. Thank you for your understanding.
The name of the victim in this case is now being released. Her name is Conception Baggett. The 79 year-old Napa, California resident was in town visiting relatives.