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Man sent to prison to complete sentence

Probation was revoked Monday for a 42-year-old Gardnerville man with a lengthy criminal history who told the judge he “just couldn’t hack it on probation,” and wanted to serve his sentence in prison.

Stefan Delia told District Judge Michael Gibbons he plans to move out of state once he’s served his 14-48-month prison sentence.

Delia was sentenced in August to five years probation and ordered to successfully complete Western Nevada Regional Drug Court, undergo substance abuse and mental health treatment, and find employment.

Delia served six months in Douglas County Jail as part of his probation.

He told the judge moving to Reno “was not the brightest decision.” Delia said he was kicked out of transitional housing for not paying fees, and a men’s shelter for fighting.

“I had a little problem getting ahead, it kind of wore me out,” he said.

Delia said he was selling his plasma and working for an employment agency to make money.

Delia pleaded guilty last year to possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine.

In August 2010, Delia was sentenced to three years in Nevada State Prison for his third conviction for domestic battery, with a minimum of 12 months before he was eligible for parole.

Delia was accused of trespassing and drug possession. He was accused of entering a former roommate’s home while the man was asleep and yelling at him, and being in possession of methamphetamine.

Gibbons gave Delia credit for 200 days in custody.

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