STATELINE, Nev. (KRNV) — A man is behind bars after rubbing the feet of unsuspecting women inside their homes while they slept.
In the early morning hours between July 1-3, a man entered two Stateline resort condominiums by opening unlocked screen doors. Once inside, he placed himself at the foot of the bed and rubbed the feet of two separate women. Each one awoke as the subject was rubbing their feet. The women then confronted the subject and he fled the scene.
During an ongoing investigation, the suspect was identified via forensic techniques as 26-year-old Mark Anthony Gonzales from Atwater, California.
Douglas County Sheriff's Office investigators learned that Gonzales was known to local law enforcement in the Atwater/Merced County, California area and was the suspect of numerous crimes, including stealing women's shoes, trespassing and sexual self-gratification during some of these incidents.
It appeared to DCSO investigators that Gonzales' crimes were escalating in nature.
On August 1, DCSO arrested Gonzales at his residence.
“I am extremely pleased that my Investigators were able to identify, locate, and arrest this individual,” said Douglas County Sheriff Dan Coverley. “These types of crimes are especially alarming to a community, and being able to make an arrest allows the victims and community to feel safe again.”
Gonzales was booked into the Merced County Jail for two counts of Burglary and two counts of Battery. Gonzales will be held in the Merced County Jail on a fugitive warrant with a bail of $50,000 until he is extradited back to Douglas County, Nevada.