Suspect in Las Vegas murder arrested in Rice County

A suspect who was wanted in connection to a Las Vegas murder was arrested in Rice County Wednesday.

A release from the Rice County Sheriff's Office said a deputy located a suspicious vehicle at a truck stop at Interstate 35 and Highway 19. When the deputy checked the vehicle registration, he learned the vehicle and registered owner were wanted in connection to a homicide in Las Vegas.

Deputies attempted to speak with the person inside the vehicle but received no response.

A tactical team was later called in which used non-lethal tactics to try to get the man to exit the vehicle. Officers later entered the vehicle and extracted the man, the department said.

The sheriff's office said the man was taken to a Twin Cities hospital and is in stable condition.

The man is being held on a Nevada homicide warrant pending an extradition hearing.