A Gardnerville man was sentenced to up to three years in prison on Monday for stealing a bicycle.
Daniel M. Simons, 24, was sentenced to 12-36 months after he admitted to one count of felony theft from a person.
Simons wrote a letter to the victim in which he apologized for the attack.
Attorney Derrick Lopez said Simons learned he was going to be a father and wanted to get out of prison so he could be a father to the child.
"Drinking and then getting into a confrontation because you found out you were going to be a father …