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Fallon, Nevada’s Troy Driver accused of abducting Fernley’s Naomi Irion

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Troy Edward Driver, 41, of Fallon, Churchill County, Nevada, United States allegedly approached Naomi Christine Irion, 18, of Fernley, Lyon County, Nevada just before 5:30 a.m. on March 12, 2022. They were strangers.

That morning, Irion was inside her 1992 Mercury Sable at the parking lot of a Walmart in Fernley, waiting for the shuttle to take her to work. She works at Panasonic Energy of North America in the Reno, Nevada area.

Troy Driver (©Lyon County Sheriffs Office)
Troy Driver (©Lyon County Sheriffs Office)

Driver allegedly got into the driver’s seat of Irion’s car, which left in an unknown direction with her in the passenger seat. On March 15, 2022, the car was found in an industrial park about a mile from the Walmart.

Just before 5:00 p.m. on March 25, 2022, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Driver at a home off Alcorn Road in Fallon. Meanwhile, Irion is still missing.

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Aside from Fallon, Driver has lived in other parts of Nevada including Spring Creek and Silver Springs. He also previously lived in Ukiah, California, USA.

Irion is Herve Irion and Diana Irion‘s daughter. Naomi lives in Fernley with her brother Casey Valley, 32, who reported her missing after failing to return home on March 13, 2022.

Naomi is 5’11” tall and weighs around 240lbs. She was wearing a blue Panasonic shirt, a gray cardigan sweater, gray pants and knock-off Ugg boots and had an iPhone and a dark-colored purse at the time of her disappearance.

Anyone with information on Naomi Christine Irion‘s disappearance is asked to contact Lyon County Sheriff’s Office detective Erik Kusmerz at 775-577-5206, ext. 2, mentioning case number 22LYO068, or at detective@lyon-county.org. Anonymous tips should be directed to Secret Witness of Northern Nevada at 775-322-4900.

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