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May 28, 2014
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Man admits to coercion

A Wellington man who allegedly choked a woman admitted to a felony count of coercion on Tuesday morning.

Shaun J. Osteen, 36, was arraigned in Douglas County District Court before District Judge Tod Young.

While prosecutors agreed not to recommend prison time, coercion is a category B felony and carries a 1-6-year prison sentence and a fine of up to $5,000.

Defense attorney Derrick Lopez said Osteen will either attend Western Regional Drug Court or a year-long California inpatient program called Teen Challenge.

Another condition of probation is that Osteen serve six months in Douglas County Jail.

Osteen faces sentencing on the charge on July 15.

According to court documents, Osteen was arrested April 23 after it was reported he battered the victim. He was on bail at the time on a 2013 drug charge.

■ A Gardnerville man who was arrested after he was reportedly cursing and taking off his clothes as he was walking along the road in Minden admitted to using methamphetamine.

Jimmie L. Reimann, 62, told District Judge Tod Young he had been convicted of several felonies during his life.

“I was self-medicating, your honor,” he said. “I was on it for 30 years.”

Typically being under the influence of a controlled substance means automatic probation for the offender, but if Reimann has prior felonies, he could be subject to 1-4 years in state prison.

He was scheduled to be sentenced on July 22.

■ A Gardnerville man on probation for stealing a dirtbike told Justice of the Peace Tom Perkins that he just wanted to do his time.

Taylor Monge, 21, appeared in East Fork Justice Court on Wednesday on a charge of obstructing.

He told Perkins he wanted to fire attorney Jamie Henry for misrepresenting him.

Monge said he expects that District Judge Tod Young will determine he’d violated his probation and send him to prison.

Monge and co-defendant Brian Ray Hearold were arrested Feb. 20, 2013, after the owner of the dirtbikes spotted them loading them into a truck.

Hearold was sentenced to 12-30 months in prison in March.


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