Naomi Irion investigation: LCSO says suspect in custody

A truck similar to the one the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office said was involved in the kidnapping of Naomi Irion is towed away from a home in Fallon Friday evening. Photo by Jim Cork.

Robert Perea, The Fernley Reporter

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office, with the help of other assisting agencies, arrested a suspect in the March 12 kidnapping of Naomi Irion.

Troy Driver, 41, of Fallon, is being held on charges of kidnapping. In addition, deputies searched a home in Fallon and found a truck that matches the description of the one LCSO had previously believed the suspect in the case may have been driving.

Churchill County Sheriff Richard Hickox reported by social media that on March 25, Churchill County Sheriff’s Office assisted the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office and the Federal Bureau of Investigations in the service of a search and seizure warrant at an address within Churchill County. During this time a portion of Alcorn Road was blocked off to through traffic for the safety of the public and the Law Enforcement Officers serving the warrant.


Hickox said no further details about the incident, nature of the search warrant, or any items of evidence that might have been collected can be discussed or released at this time as this is an active and open investigation.

As of 7:45 p.m. Friday, LCSO said Naomi has still not been located and they are continuing to search for her and for more information in the case.

A public search scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday morning starting at the parking lot west of Love’s Travel Center will take place as planned,

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

Statement from Lyon County Sheriff’s Office

7:45 p.m. update

Troy Driver

On March 25, 2022 the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Troy Driver, 41 years old, from Fallon, Nevada. Driver is being held on charges of Kidnapping. We have located the truck in question and it has been impounded and taken into evidence.
This is still a very active investigation and more information will be released as it becomes available.
Naomi has still not been located and we are continuing to search for her and information.

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On March 25, 2022, LCSO and assisting agencies have taken a suspect into custody. We also have impounded a pickup truck that was possibly involved. We are still actively searching for Naomi Irion. We will have additional information available as soon as possible.

One thought on “Naomi Irion investigation: LCSO says suspect in custody

  • Check the canals in Fallon. Was he a rancher? Nice truck.


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