This undated undated Clark County Detention Center booking photo shows Krystal Whipple, 21, of Las Vegas. (Clark County Detention Center/Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department via AP)
After almost two weeks on the run, a woman accused of fatally running over a salon worker after the rescue on her $35 manicure bill is held in Arizona, the police say.
Krystal Whipple, 21, was arrested in Glendale on Friday afternoon after he was taken into custody by a team of Phoenix-based area fugitive hunters are working together with local authorities, Las Vegas police said.
A manhunt for Whipple began on Dec. 29 after she allegedly ran over and killed 51-year-old salon owner, Ngoc V. Nguyen.
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According to police, Whipple tried to pay for her manicure with a fraudulent credit card for the tell of Nguyen she was on her way to her car to get money.
The victim saw Whipple road, and went in the front of the car to stop but was instead hit by the vehicle and dragged approximately 50 metres. She died as a result of her injuries.
The police released images of the incident in the hope of identifying the suspect, and then on Jan. 4, a warrant for Whipple’s arrest was issued. She is facing murder and robbery charges.
Police say the vehicle used in the attack was identified as a stolen rental. It was later found in an apartment complex.
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Las Vegas police Officer Jacinto Rivera said that he did not direct the details of the arrest, but added that prosecutors will seek Whipple’s extradition from Arizona to Las Vegas.
Whipple has a criminal record in Las Vegas, including a conviction in 2017 for attempted possession of a stolen vehicle. Clark County District Court records said that she was sentenced to four months in prison for violating probation in that case.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.