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Couple ignores 'no-contact' order

A 48-year-old Ruhenstroth man was ordered Wednesday to serve 60 days in Douglas County Jail, and warned that if he and his fiancee continued to contact each other, he would spend 11 months in custody.

Edward Henry Lahnala Jr., told East Fork Judge Tom Perkins if the woman wasn't allowed to live at his residence, she would be homeless.

Both prosecutor Laurie Trotter, and Lahnala's attorney Joey Gilbert of Reno, told Perkins the couple's relationship was toxic and they feared for her safety.

"I have to back up Ms. Trotter that the relationship is toxic," Gilbert said. "I think there's …

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