Delgrande-1By Garrett Estrada and Scott Henriod

The Ely Times and White Pine County Sheriffs Office

The White Pine County Sheriffs Office (WPCSO) is currently seeking any information regarding attempted murder suspect Benjamin B. Delgrande. The 35-year-old Ely resident is thought to have “fled the area” according to the WPCSO after officers received a domestic battery call on June 14 that took place in White Pine County. According to a press release put out by the sheriff’s office, Ely resident Shannan Breitrick had made the call at 5:11 a.m. after Delgrande attacked her.

“Deputies reported that Breitrick had sustained multiple head injuries and requested an ambulance respond for medical treatment. Breitrick was taken to E.R. by ambulance and due to the extensiveness of her injuries was life flighted to another hospital facility,” the press release states.

An arrest warrant has since been obtained from the Ely Justice Court on charges of: Kidnapping in the first degree, kidnapping in the second degree resulting in substantial bodily harm, coercion, attempted murder, domestic battery causing bodily harm and domestic battery strangulation. Bail has been set at one million dollars.

Anyone with information on Delgrande and where he might be located is encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Office at 775-289-8808. The Sheriff’s Office also advises anyone who is harboring Delgande or assisting him in evading law enforcement will be prosecuted according to the laws of the State of Nevada.

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