The Tenth Judicial District Court was in session, Tuesday, January 10, with Judge Thomas Stockard presiding.
Susan Lynn Girolamo admitted to a non-technical probation violation. ADA Lane Mills told the Court that when the defendant was granted the diversion program, “she was a train wreck in that program.” The State asked for a suspended sentence of 12-36 months in Nevada State Prison, probation with standard conditions. Public Defender Jacob Sommer said his client “understands that she squandered the opportunity for diversion.” He stated they do not object to the state’s position. The judge rescinded Diversion and sentenced Girolamo on the Category E Felony of Possession of a Controlled Substance (methamphetamine). She was sentenced to 12-36 months in Nevada State Prison, suspended, and placed on probation for 13-18 months with standard conditions. She was ordered to get a substance abuse evaluation and a mental health evaluation and to follow the recommendations of the evaluations. Fines and fees were imposed.
DeShawn Marquis Williams pled guilty to a Category C Felony of Offer, Attempt, or Commission of an Unauthorized Act Relating to the Manufacture or Compounding of Certain Controlled Substances, which is punishable by 1-5 years in Nevada State Prison and a fine of up to $10,000. A Pre-sentence Investigative Report was ordered, and sentencing was set for April 4.
Troy Michaels Jock did not appear for a Sentencing Violation as he is currently in custody to Winnemucca. Status Hearing was set for February 28.
Nicholas Pierre Ashley pled guilty to a Gross Misdemeanor charge of Assault on an Officer which carries a potential penalty of 364 days in Churchill County Jail and a fine of up to $2,000, and guilty to a Category D Felony of Convicted Sex Offender Violating Provisions, which carries a possible penalty of 1-4 years in Nevada State Prison and a fine of up to $5,000. A Pre-sentence Investigative Report was ordered, and sentencing was set for April 4.
Anthony Bona Alandy appeared for arraignment on 3 charges. Following some discussion between his attorney, Charles Woodman, and ADA Mills, a brief sidebar with Judge Stockard and the attorneys, he pled no contest to a Category C Felony of Grand Larceny of a Motor Vehicle, a Category D Felony of Burglary of a Structure, and a Category D Felony of Obtaining or Negotiating Document of Title for Goods with Intent to Defraud. When asked by the judge if Alandy had had the chance to go over the evidence with his attorney, the defendant replied “So-so.” Upon further discussion between Alandy and Stockard, Alandy said he feels rushed, and he requested another continuance. The judge denied the request, stating the case has already been continued three times and asked the defendant if he feels the plea is in his best interest. Alandy replied, “I would say no, your honor.” The judge stated he is entering a not guilty plea and set a jury trial for March 6. ADA Priscilla Baker told the court the state will be filing an amended information to include all six original charges. Arraignment for the amended information was set for January 17.
Lizet Ruiz-Jauegui pled guilty to a Gross Misdemeanor charge of Conspiracy to Commit Bribery of a Public Officer, which carries a potential penalty of 364 days in Churchill County Jail and a fine of up to $2,000. Following a brief discussion between PD Sommer and ADA Lane Mills, Sommer requested a 2 week continuance. The judge granted a continuance until February 7.
Daniel Lee Williams appeared for sentencing on a Category D Felony of Possession of a Schedule 1 or 2 Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Sales, which is punishable by 1-4 years in Nevada State Prison and a fine of up to $5,000; and a Category B Felony of Trafficking a Controlled Substance, which carries a potential penalty of 2-20 years in Nevada State Prison and a fine of up to $100,000. ADA Chelsea Sanford told the court, “In the state’s opinion, there is nothing more dangerous to this community than a drug dealer.” The state asked $1,580 in restitution to the task force, 12-34 months on the Possession charge, and 36-120 months on the Trafficking charge, to be served consecutively. Sanford also asked the money seized during this investigation be forfeited to the county. PD Sommer stated the defendant is gainfully employed, is involved in counseling, has stable housing, and has completed a substance abuse evaluation with New Frontier Treatment Center and asked for probation. Williams apologized to the court and to the community. He said he is no longer living a lie and he is no longer the same man who committed these crimes. Williams was sentenced to 12-34 months in Nevada State Prison on the Possession charge, 96-240 months on the Trafficking charge. The sentences to run consecutively which is an aggregate sentence of 108-274 months. Both sentences were suspended, and Williams was placed on probation for 36 months with the standard conditions attached. Restitution was ordered, the money seized was forfeited, Williams was ordered to follow the recommendations of the substance abuse evaluation, and the judge ordered no contact with the defendant’s former girlfriend Jessica Moana. Credit was given for 252 days time served.
Scott Michael Loewe admitted to a technical violation of probation, to wit, Loewe was ordered to serve 120 days in Churchill County Jail over a period of 12 months at a rate of 10 days a month and he has not done so. The judge temporarily revoked Loewe’s probation, ordered him to serve 30 days in Churchill County Jail, that any good time be forfeited, and that the defendant start serving weekends as soon as he is released. The 30 days will not count toward the jail time previously sentenced. The judge told the defendant, “You say you take it serious, there’s some evidence to the contrary.” Loewe was remanded to the custody of the sheriff for execution of the sentence.
Kurt Arne-Henning Carlson, in custody, appeared for a Status Hearing regarding trial set for February. PD Woodman told the court they had an unproductive settlement conference last Friday. He stated he will not be prepared for trial in February as he needs to do more investigation. Woodman then said that after Friday’s settlement conference he “has no choice but to ask that my client be sent for a competency evaluation.” Neither the state nor Carlson objected to a continuance. The judge vacated the February date, ordered a competency evaluation, and suspended proceedings until the competency evaluation is completed.
Darren Scott Evans appeared for sentencing on a Category C Felony of Conspiracy to Commit a Felony Crime Under the Uniform Controlled Substance Act. Fees were imposed. Evans received a sentence of 19-48 months in Nevada State Prison, suspended, credit for 3 days served. He was placed on probation for 24 months with standard conditions. He was ordered to pay restitution of $40, fined $1,000 to be paid at no less than $100 a month, and was ordered to have no contact with co-defendant John King.
Zackary Keith Bulmer, in custody, was granted a one-week continuance.
Tahkoah Nez Smith, in custody, pled guilty to a Category C Felony of Burglary of a Business. Smith was sentenced to 18-60 months in Nevada State Prison, suspended, and placed on probation for 24 months with standard conditions. He was also ordered to enter and complete the Western Regional Specialty Program, get a substance abuse evaluation, and a mental health evaluation, and follow the recommendations of the evaluations. He was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $25.99 and to not enter Walgreens. He received credit for 132 days time served.
Charles Christopher Franklin Wells, in custody, was granted a two-week continuance.
Richard Lee Owens, in custody, admitted to a non-technical probation violation. The judge revoked his probation and imposed the underlying sentence of 19-48 months in Nevada State Prison, all the previous fees, and credit for 145 days time served was given.
Don Allen Lewis, in custody, admitted to a non-technical probation violation. ADA Aaron Thomas speaking for the state asked for revocation of probation. Lewis’s probation was revoked and the underlying sentence was imposed.
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