Troy Driver Charged In Naomi Irion Missing Case

Troy Driver Charged In Naomi Irion Missing Case
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Troy Driver has been charged in the missing person case of Naomi Irion. According to police reports Troy Driver has been arrested in the case of Naomi Irion who was reported missing two weeks ago in Nevada. Surveillence cameras from the area show Naomi Irion get into her vehicle when allegedly Troy Driver forced his way into the driver side of Irion vehicle. Three days later Naomi Irion vehicle was found abandoned. Troy Driver has been arrested in connection to the missing person case. Troy Driver is a convicted violent felon

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A 41-year-old Fallon man was taken into custody Friday evening for the kidnapping of 18-year-old Naomi Irion.

Troy Driver was taken into custody at a home off Alcorn Road by the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office just before 5 p.m. on March 25, 13 days after Irion disappeared from the Walmart parking lot in Fernley

Police also impounded a pickup truck they believed to be involved in the case. The truck is being searched for evidence.

As of Friday night, authorities continue to search for Irion. A second community search is still on for Saturday morning in Fernley, according to Irion’s family members.

Driver is being held on kidnapping charges. Police have not released any information about whether Driver knew Irion prior to the incident but her family members believe her kidnapping was planned.

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suspect in the kidnapping of a Fernley woman has been taken into custody by the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office and assisting agencies.

Troy Driver, 41, of Fallon was arrested Friday afternoon.

“We have also impounded a pickup truck that was possibly involved,” the sheriff’s office said in a Facebook post.

Authorities have been searching for Naomi Irion, 18, since she went missing on March 12. The sheriff’s office said Friday that they are still searching for her and will provide additional information as soon as possible.

Irion’s car was found but there was no social media or cellphone activity from her after a man entered her car in a Walmart parking lot where she planned to catch a bus to her job at a Reno-area Panasonic facility.

Surveillance video showed the man forcing his way into her car and driving away with her in the passenger seat.

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The small town of Willits, Calif. was rocked in April of 1997 when several teenagers were implicated in the murder of a 19-year-old methamphetamine dealer.

According to the Ukiah Daily Journal, Paul Steven Rodriguez was killed after his 17-year-old girlfriend waited for him on a darkened road and shot him in the head with a shotgun.

According to reports, Alissa Marie Moore and two teenage boys staged a a vehicle breakdown on the road and waited for Rodriguez to appear. When he was looking under the hood of the vehicle, Moore came up behind him and shot him.

Carl Herbert Dulinksy, 19, and Troy Driver, 17, both of Willits, helped to dispose of the body in a nearby woods along with Rodriguez’s burned out vehicle. His remains were located two weeks later, and the three defendants were shortly taken into custody.

The murder of Rodriguez was one of several killings by youths that occurred in the area during the 90s, according to a Los Angeles Times article. Between 1993 and the murder of Rodriguez, six young people had been involved in slayings. Then, while the three teenagers were in custody awaiting trial, another two teenagers were arrested for killing a homeless man after throwing him off of a bridge.

In Aug. 1997, Driver pleaded guilty to being an accessory to murder after the fact, as well as three charges of second-degree robbery of a Ukiah Circle K convenience store and Chevron Service stations in Willits and Rohnert Park, Calif. He also pleaded guilty to second-degree burglary in connection with a break-in of a hardware store.

Driver was sentenced to 15 years in state prison for all of the crimes, and would have to serve 85 percent of his sentence, approximately 12 years.

Now, almost 25 years later, Troy Driver has been arrested again as a suspect in the abduction case of 18-year-old Naomi Irion in Fernley, Nevada.

Vine Link reported Driver’s full name as Troy Edward Driver, stating he was booked on Friday, March 25, 2022 at 8:28 p.m.

In a press release sent Friday, Lyon County Sheriff’s Office deputies stated that Troy Driver had been taken into custody and held on charges of kidnapping. The suspect truck had been impounded and taken into evidence, and law enforcement is still seeking Irion and information about her whereabouts.

Vinelink listed Troy Edward Driver as being 41, and a search of property records showed that he had addresses listed in Ukiah, Calif., Elko, NV and Fallon, NV. His first residence in Ukiah, Calif. was recorded in 2013, 15 years after he was sentenced to prison

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