District Court News

  • 2022-01-17, 05:00 AM
  • Leanna Lehman
District Court News
The Tenth Judicial District Court convened Tuesday, January 11, 2022, with Judge Thomas Stockard presiding.

Jason Jay Campbell was arraigned on a charge of Conspiracy to Commit Coercion, a gross misdemeanor punishable by up to 364 days in jail. Present with his defense attorney, Bret Whipple, Esq., Campbell pled guilty to the charge. According to Whipple, in June of last year, Campbell possessed a firearm while in proximity to two victims and made demands that constituted coercion. Campbell received 12 months of probation on a suspended sentence of 364 days in jail and is prohibited from possessing firearms during his probation.

Daniel Gomez-Rodriguez was arraigned on a charge of Failure to Stop on the Signal of Peace Officer, a Category B Felony punishable by 1-6 years in prison and a potential fine of up to $5,000. According to Churchill County Public Defender Jacob Sommer, last September, his client failed to stop upon the signal of lights and sirens when a Nevada Highway Patrol trooper attempted to pull him over. Gomez-Rodriguez pled guilty to the charge, and the Court set sentencing for April.

Trevor James Nady failed to appear for an arraignment for the second week in a row. According to his defense attorney Charles Woodman, Esq., Nady has been ill. The Court continued the matter for one week. Judge Stockard stated that due to COVID, the Court must err on the side of caution when medical issues arise. However, failing to appear at his next hearing and provide the appropriate documentation of his medical issues will result in a bench warrant for Nady’s arrest.

Adam Joseph Mikalowsky (in custody) appeared for sentencing on a charge of Failure to Stop on the Signal of Peace Officer, a Category B Felony punishable by 1-6 years in prison, and a potential fine of up to $5,000. According to ADA Chelsea Sanford, Mikalowsky did not stop on the signal of lights and sirens when law enforcement attempted to pull him over. Further, he accelerated and reached over 95 mph, almost collided with another vehicle during the high-speed chase, and drove through several residential neighborhoods while pursued. Mikalowsky’s defense attorney, Moria E. Desmarais Esq., asked the Court to consider probation and alternative sentencing. Mikalowsky apologized to Court and expressed his desire to get his life on track. He received probation on a suspended sentence of 26-60 months in prison and was placed in the Western Nevada Regional Drug Court program. He also must obtain a substance abuse evaluation and follow all recommendations. He received credit for 140 days time-served.

Tawnie June Miller, in custody, appeared for sentencing with her appointed defense attorney, John J. Kadlic, Esq. According to Kadlic, his client also has two Failure to Appear charges in Justice Court. He requested a continuance to allow a global resolution to be reached on all of Miller’s charges, as she is facing a possible prison term of 8-48 years. The matter was postponed.

 

Leanna Lehman

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