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August 7, 2014
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Man faces prison in drug case

A Gardnerville man will admit to sales of a controlled substance, his attorney said Wednesday.

Christopher Robert Bechtold, 27, waived a preliminary hearing in East Fork Justice Court.

Defense attorney Maria Pence said under an agreement he would face 2-5 years in prison concurrent to a sentence he’s serving in Carson City.

Bechtold was ordered to appear in Douglas County District Court on Aug. 18 for arraignment on the charge.

■ A man who admitted taking a quadrunner agreed to pay $3,922 in restitution for the vehicle.

James Herbert Delima Jr. told Senior Judge Steve McMorris that he understood he’d have to pay the amount after he got out of jail.

Delima, 50, was sentenced to 120 days in jail with 24 days counted as time served.

He was ordered to return to court on Dec. 10 to determine how he will pay the restitution.

The owner spotted someone on the quadrunner and contacted deputies. When they contacted the man in possession of the vehicle, July 11.

Delima had previously admitted to a count of misdemeanor coercion.

■ A man who showed up for an alcohol treatment program with a blood alcohol content twice the legal limit will remain in jail until a bed opens up in another program.

Kenneth Knight, 50, turned himself into Douglas County Jail with a .26 BAC.

Knight pleaded guilty to a case of domestic battery. McMorris said his first inclination was to lock Knight up.

“He has admitted he has an alcohol problem,” attorney Jamie Henry said. “He has agreed to participate in the Salvation Army program.”

■ A Sparks man, who ran from deputies last year, will spend a year in jail after he pleaded guilty to two misdemeanors on Wednesday.

Arthur Ross Porter, 25, is serving a sentence in Carson City that will run concurrent to the two consecutive 180-day sentences he received for interfering with a police officer and having an open container in his vehicle

According to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Porter was pulled over while driving an Escalade on Oct. 28, 2013, near Highway 395 and Gilman Avenue after deputies received a report of a man slumped over at the wheel.

During the traffic stop, Porter got out of the vehicle and ran into a field.

He is being held in Carson City until Sept. 29, when he will return to Douglas County to complete his sentence.

■ A woman who allegedly took $10,000 from a relative plans to plead guilty in district court to a count of grand larceny.

Casey Anne McDuffee-Dube, 44, also admitted one count of petit larceny in connection with a shoplifting charge.

Defense attorney Derrick Lopez said McDuffee-Dube intends to seek admission to Western Regional Drug Court. She was ordered to appear in District Court on Aug. 19 for arraignment.

■ A Topaz Ranch Estates man faces sentencing in September after admitting to first and second instances of driving under the influence.

William Sepulveda, 47, admitted he was drunk when he was pulled over on July 13 and again when he wrecked his vehicle six days later in an accident on July 19.

Sepulveda’s blood alcohol content was .265 in the accident and .142 in the July 13 accident.

■ A Reno man was taken into custody after he tested positive for methamphetamine on Wednesday.

David William Elliot is facing charges of possession of a controlled substance for sale and driving under the influence.

Elliot’s bail was raised to $20,000 bondable.

He was ordered to appear in East Fork Justice Court on Aug. 27.

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