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October 21, 2014

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Local TV reporter arrested after accident

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Ron Futrell

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Channel 13 reporter Ron Futrell was arrested after an accident that happened at about 1:45 a.m. Saturday, station KTNV-TV reported today.

The Nevada Highway Patrol arrested Futrell after the accident on Interestate 15 near Charleston Boulevard and took him to the Las Vegas Detention Center.

The highway patrol charged him with five misdemeanors, including unsafe lane change, hit and run from a property damage crash, failure to stop and render aid, failure to immediately report an accident to police and obstructing a police officer.

Futrell was released on his own recognizance later Saturday morning.

Futrell has been in Las Vegas since April 1984 and has worked at KTNV for more than 24 years.

He has covered numerous sporting events, including boxing matches, the building of UNLV's championship basketball team, NASCAR racing and Super Bowls.

Futrell grew up in Hacienda Heights, Calif., about 25 miles east of Los Angeles. He attended Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, and Mt. San Antonio Junior College in Walnut, Calif., according to a bio on KTNV's Web site.

He has worked in both radio and television for more than 30 years. Futrell and his wife, Kathy, have four children.

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