Gomez attorney seeks global resolution
April 17, 2014
Criminal proceedings against ex-fugitive David Gomez have been continued for one month while his attorney seeks a global resolution of multiple charges facing the 31-year-old Gardnerville man.
Attorney Dennis Cameron asked East Fork Judge Tom Perkins for the delay Wednesday while he negotiates charges against his client pending in justice court and district court.
On Tuesday, District Judge Tod Young continued proceedings until May 20.
Gomez, being held in Douglas County Jail without bail, faces district court charges of trafficking in a controlled substance, being a habitual felon, and possession of a dangerous weapon.
He appeared in justice court on new felony charges of ex-felon in possession of a firearm, possession of a short-barreled shotgun and coercion, along with multiple misdemeanor charges including domestic battery and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Perkins set his next justice court appearance May 28.
Gomez was to appear Oct. 1, 2013, in district court when he left the courthouse prior to arraignment. He was arrested March 21 in Antioch, Calf., after he was bitten by a police dog as he attempted to elude capture.
Cameron, a Reno attorney, said he had recently been retained by Gomez's family.
Gomez has a lengthy criminal history and multiple failures to appear.
He spent 3-1/2 years in prison before being released in November 2012.
Gomez has served two prior prison terms for selling methamphetamine, and eluding a peace officer who believed Gomez was trying to run him over with a van.
When deputies responded Dec. 9, 2013, to a 911 hang-up from a family member's residence, they discovered what they believed to be Gomez's living quarters, outfitted with a surveillance system, computer and containing weapons and drug paraphernalia.
David Gomez was not there.
The charges filed against him allege that he battered his sister in December, and knocked her cell phone out of her hands as she attempted to call 911. He is also charged with three counts of possession of drug paraphernalia in addition to the felonies.