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December 21, 2012
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Suspect accused of shooting into Gardnerville businesses

Nine months after someone shot up three Gardnerville business, a 22-year-old Gardnerville Ranchos man was charged with discharging a firearm into a structure.

Bryce Askay faces two felonies: Discharging a firearm within or from a structure or vehicle, and discharging a firearm into a structure.

No one was injured in the March 25 incident which witnesses said was triggered when Askay was escorted out of Nevada Ugly's after a fight.

Patrons said Askay refused to leave the bar about 4 a.m., and told patrons he had a gun in his car, threatening, "Next time I talk to you, you're going to be dead," and "I'm going to kill everyone in this bar."

Witnesses said they didn't pay attention to the suspect because he was intoxicated, according to reports.

Deputies were called to the bar at 5:30 a.m. after a report of shots fired.

Bullet holes were discovered in the front window of Nevada Ugly, Buckaroo's Bar and Adaven Hotel.

Askay appeared Friday in East Fork Justice Court, and told Judge Tom Perkins his parents posted his $10,000 bail.

He told Perkins he was "recently homeless," and had seasonal work in January as a crab fisherman.

He was returned to Douglas County from Eureka, Calif., at an extradition cost of $343.73.

Perkins ordered him not to leave Douglas County without permission, and to stay away from the alleged victims.

Perkins appointed Kris Brown to represent him.

His next court appearance is Wednesday.

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The Record Courier Updated Dec 21, 2012 07:45PM Published Dec 21, 2012 07:42PM Copyright 2012 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.