Vegas felon with violent record arrested in Cascade


Steven R. Mondragon

Nevada Department of Corrections

ELKO, Nev. — A felon who served several years in prison for a 2010 shooting at a Las Vegas park has been arrested in Cascade as a suspect in an attack this summer on a California couple who was beaten and robbed of $25,000 in jewelry at a convenience store in Elko, officials said.

Steven R. Mondragon, 29, Las Vegas, is accused of battery with use of a deadly weapon resulting in substantial bodily harm, robbery with deadly weapon, grand larceny and conspiracy, the Elko Daily Free Press reports.

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Police said Mondragon was identified as one of three men who robbed a couple at the Maverik along I-80 on Aug. 13. The others were arrested earlier.

Mondragon was arrested in Cascade, Montana. He was booked Saturday into the Elko County Jail with bail set at $145,000. It’s not clear if he has a lawyer or will be appointed one.

Mondragon was arrested in 2010 for attempted murder in Las

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