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Sunday, July 21, 2024 at 1:06 PM

District Court June 11

District Court June 11

The Tenth Judicial District Court convened on Tuesday, June 11, with Judge James Shirley presiding. 

Amanda Marie Todd, in custody, pleaded guilty to the Category E Felony of Assault on an Officer, which is punishable by 1-4 years in the Nevada State Prison and a fine of up to $5,000. The factual basis stated that Todd willfully and intentionally placed an officer in reasonable apprehension of bodily harm by kicking him in the right leg. Judge Shirley ordered a Pre-Sentencing Investigation (PSI) and set sentencing for August 13. 

Dominick Scott Burtt pleaded guilty to two charges. Count I: the wobbler charge of Attempt to Possess a Stolen Vehicle, which can be sentenced as either a Gross Misdemeanor, carrying a potential penalty of 364 days in jail and a fine of up to $2,000, or as a Category D Felony, punishable by 1-4 years in prison and a potential fine of up to $5,000. Count II: the Category D Felony of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender, specifically for failing to register a change of address, which carries a potential penalty of 1-4 years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000. Judge Shirley ordered a Pre-Sentencing Investigation (PSI) and set sentencing for August 13. 

Christopher Paul Zimmer pleaded guilty to the Category C Felony of Non-Support of a Spouse, Former Spouse, or a Child, which is punishable by 1-5 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000. According to the factual basis for the charge, Zimmer owes over $11,000 in arrears on his ordered child support payments. Pursuant to the plea agreement, Judge Shirley scheduled sentencing for July 15, 2025, giving Zimmer 13 months to get current on his payments. Judge Shirley set the condition that if Zimmer makes full payments for the next twelve months, the charge will be reduced to a Gross Misdemeanor. 

Star Joi Penola, in custody, admitted to sentencing violations concerning reporting, financial obligations, employment, and obtaining a substance abuse evaluation. Both the state and the defense asked that Penola's probation be revoked and for the underlying sentence to be imposed. Judge Shirley consented, revoking Penola’s probation and ordering her to serve 210 days in the Churchill County Jail, with credit given for time served. 

Amy Nicole Greene appeared for a hearing regarding her competency to stand trial. Judge Shirley stated that Greene canceled her scheduled competency evaluations. Churchill County Public Defender Jacob Sommer told the court they have tried to schedule several times. Deputy District Attorney Priscilla Baker also reported several attempts to schedule evaluations with Greene, and she has either canceled or failed to show up for the appointment. Baker asked that Greene be returned to custody. Judge Shirley ordered Greene returned to custody until she gets her psychological evaluation, which was followed by an enraged outburst in which Greene yelled in the courtroom, “You cannot put me in jail! I am not going to jail for four weeks! Get off me! Don’t touch me! Don’t you ever roll your eyes at me again!” Greene was remanded to the custody of the Churchill County Sheriff for the imposition of the sentence. A status hearing was set for July 16. 

Failures to Appear 

Latorence Hoskins was not present for his scheduled arraignment. Alternate Public Defender Wright Noel told the Court that he has no idea of his client’s whereabouts. The Court Services Director reported Hoskins has not checked in since May 31. Judge Shirley issued a bench warrant for his arrest. 

Joseph Terrell Libbee was not present for arraignment. Public Defender Wright Noel told the court that Libbee bailed out without his knowledge. To his understanding, Libbee was unaware of his scheduled arraignment. The arraignment continued to June 18.