Charges dropped in manhunt
July 25, 2014
Charges have been dismissed against a man who was the subject of a manhunt in Ruhenstroth.
The Douglas County District Attorney's Office said it will not file a complaint against Anthony Robert Diaz.
In a Thursday memo written by Deputy District Attorney Erik Levin, there was probable cause for the arrest, but the state won't be filing criminal charges.
Diaz was arrested Tuesday night after he and the mother of his son argued. Diaz left the home with his son and didn't return.
Because it was claimed that Diaz had a firearm, authorities called out the Special Weapons and Tactics team, Search and Rescue and Washoe County's Raven helicopter to search for him.
■ A South Lake Tahoe man waived extradition to Florida on multiple theft charges on Friday.
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Jeffrey Robert Jabs, 48, was taken into custody on Wednesday on two fugitive warrants.
He said Friday that he was in Florida for a short time and thought that there wouldn't be any charges.
Florida authorities have until Aug. 4 to come get him.
■ A Reno man who said a woman stole a jacket from him 20 years ago pleaded no contest to misdemeanor charges of battery, possession of stolen property and marijuana on Friday.
Darrell Wayne Martin II, 47, was arrested Thursday morning at the Topaz Lodge after a woman saw him with her pink and black Harley Davidson jacket.
When she confronted him, he grabbed her hair and pushed her to the ground. After deputies arrived they found the jacket rolled up in a blanket.
Martin appeared in East Fork Justice Court on Friday where he told Justice of the Peace Tom Perkins he'd been camping in the wilderness for weeks.
Martin said he had never seen the woman before, but claimed she'd stolen the jacket from him two decades earlier.
Sentencing was set for Aug. 1. Martin's bail is $305 cash, but he said he'd prefer to remain in custody.
■ A man who was reportedly seen wandering in a field in his underwear appeared in East Fork Justice Court.
Wayne Joseph Callahan, 56, was contacted by deputies on Wednesday near Foothill Road and Blackbear. Deputies determined that he may have been under the influence.