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Man faces five years in prison in felony seduction

A 22-year-old Indian Hills man faces up to five years in Nevada state prison after he admitted having sex with a 15-year-old girl.

Quincy Lee Grubenman pleaded guilty Tuesday to statutory sexual seduction, a felony.

He is eligible for probation if a court-ordered psychosexual evaluation determines he is at low risk to reoffend.

District Judge Tod Young told Grubenman he will have to register as a sex offender, and is subject to numerous rules.

He is forbidden to have contact with the victim.

He also faces a $10,000 fine.

The district attorney’s office is free to argue for any lawful underlying sentence. Probation could include up to a year in county jail.

Grubenman is out of custody and under the supervision of the Department of Alternative Sentencing.

The victim’s mother reported the offense, after the girl said she’d been having consensual sex with the defendant.

Sentencing is Sept. 24.

■ An 18-year-old Stateline man pleaded guilty Tuesday to stealing an unattended taxicab.

In exchange for Robert Ballard Poet’s guilty plea, the district attorney’s office won’t pursue several felonies in connection with the June 18 incident.

Poet told District Judge Tod Young that he graduated from Whittell High School on June 4, and had a restaurant job awaiting him.

He pleaded guilty to driving under the influence and attempting to elude a peace officer in Tahoe Justice Court, and is serving a 30-day sentence in Douglas County Jail.

The state agreed to recommend 180 days in jail, with 150 days suspended, and the remaining time is concurrent to his justice court sentence.

Young agreed to release Poet on his own recognizance so he can seek in-patient substance abuse treatment.

His bail currently is $21,000.

According to reports, deputies were dispatched to a residence in the 100 block of Meadow Lane at 2:08 a.m. June 18, for a report of a stolen taxicab. The owner said he parked the vehicle at a friend’s house and thought he locked the vehicle using a remote device. Thirty minutes later he came out, and found the 2006 Mercury Grand Marquis was missing.

A few minutes later, a sheriff’s deputy reported he was attempting to stop the vehicle, but the driver failed to yield.

According to reports, the driver — identified as Poet — veered directly toward a second officer in pursuit who hit his brakes to avoid a collision.

Poet’s lawyer, Derrick Lopez, said his client’s problems were alcohol-related, and that his parents supported him.

“If he doesn’t follow through, they will report him. They are not going to enable him,” Lopez said.

Young set sentencing for Sept. 17.

■ An unidentified man walked out of Famous Footwear wearing a pair of $75 Nikes he didn’t pay for, and challenged a manager to call deputies.

The incident took place on Saturday at 5:40 p.m.

The manager said a Hispanic man wearing a plaid shirt and blue jeans tried on the shoes and walked out without paying.

The manager said he tried to stop the thief who responded with an obscenity and told the employee to go ahead and call deputies. By the time officers arrived, the suspect has disappeared.

■ An Upland, Calif., couple was arrested Saturday after Mono County deputies after it was learned the vehicle they were in was reported stolen.

Driver Raissa Leinani Cadiente, 25, and Robert Earl Pitts, 35, were taken into custody after a background check revealed she had a suspended drivers license.

During a search of the vehicle numerous Macy’s bags containing new merchandise were found, along with 14 Green Dot Debit cards wrapped together with rubber bands. The cards were reported stolen with the intent to sell.

Cadiente was arrested for vehicle theft, driving with a suspended license, and receiving stolen property. Pitts had an active misdemeanor warrant out of San Bernardino County and was also arrested.

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