Five years added to inmate’s prison term
March 18, 2014
A Nevada prison inmate will be serving five additional years after he was sentenced Monday for his part in the May 2013 burglary of the home of his then-girlfriend's grandparents.
District Judge Michael Gibbons sentenced Jeffrey Standefer, 39, to five years consecutive to the 18-45 months he is serving for a Carson City conviction.
He pleaded guilty to attempted burglary and received the maximum sentence in a plea agreement with the district attorney's office.
Gibbons advised Standefer that he could face sentencing as an habitual criminal if he commits another crime.
Standefer told the judge he didn't take anything from the home of Kayla Robbins' grandparents, but drove her to the scene.
He was sentenced in Carson City for ex-felon in possession of a firearm that was one of the items taken from Robbins' grandparents.
Standefer told the judge he returned to Nevada in 2012, his brother had brain surgery, and his father died.
"I started using again, and nine months later I was on my way back to prison," Standefer said. "All I can hope for is the expedition of paperwork to do my time."
Gibbons told Standefer that the burglary victims felt very violated by the offense, especially having a family member involved.
Robbins said the crime was influenced by her drug addiction.
"I am not the same man when I am using drugs," Standefer said.
"You can see with your record that every time you come before a judge, your sentence gets worse and worse," Gibbons said.
Standefer was ineligible for probation. Robbins was given a deferred sentence, and ordered to successfully complete Western Nevada Regional Drug Court.
They are responsible for $5,000 restitution.
■ A 29-year-old Dayton man who admitted having sex with a 14-year-old on three occasions faces up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
Gabriel Adam Miles is eligible for probation if a psychosexual evaluation determines he is not a high risk to reoffend.
In an agreement with the district attorney, Miles pleaded guilty Monday to statutory sexual seduction.
The offense is considered a Class C felony because Miles was older than 21 and the victim was under age 16.
In exchange for his plea, a second charge of statutory sexual seduction was dismissed along with a charge of attempted statutory sexual seduction.
Both sides are free to argue at sentencing set for June 2.
Miles is out on bail, and subject to numerous conditions.
He must register as a sex offender.
He is forbidden to have contact with the victim, witnesses or family members. The judge forbade him from being in Douglas County except to meet with his lawyer, for counseling and court appearances.
Gibbons ordered Miles to wear an electronic ankle monitor through next Monday by which time the prosecution must prove whether there were violations since Miles has been wearing the monitor. If there are none, the monitor expires on March 24, Gibbons said.
The release conditions concern Miles' residence, the type of employment he can engage in, access to the Internet, and contact with anyone under age 18.
"If you start implementing these conditions, it might increase your chances at your request for probation," Gibbons said.