Mountain Home suspect captured in crawl space after crews remove decking to reach him

A 26-year-old Mountain Home man faces fresh charges of resisting officers and stalking after he reportedly tried to avoid arrest on a domestic violence warrant and hid in the crawl space of a local business, Mountain Home police said Tuesday.

Luis Nolasco was arrested Monday on a felony stalking charge plus misdemeanor unlawful entry and resisting/obstructing officers; his first court hearing is scheduled for Thursday.

Mountain Home Police were called to the Desert Manor Apartment Complex about 5 p.m. Monday to investigate a violation of a no-contact order against Nolasco, who had a felony warrant for attempted strangulation and domestic battery. Officers searched the area and found a car reportedly driven by Nolasco in a bowling alley parking lot.

Officers later found Nolasco hiding under the deck of the Lone River Production business on Bitterbrush Court. Police said the suspect ignored commands to come out and continued to crawl away, so Mountain Home Extrication removed areas of the deck so officers could reach him. They ended up following him into a crawl space to arrest him.