by Kurt Hildebrand
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March 14, 2013
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Man faces burglary charge for Walmart computer theft

A Carson City man is being held in Douglas County jail on $40,000 bail after he allegedly tried to take a laptop and two X-box games out of the Topsy Lane Walmart.

Christopher Allen Wilson, 19, was arrested Tuesday afternoon after a Walmart security officer said he took a Vizio laptop computer from electronics along with copies of “Call of Duty Black Ops” and “Halo 4” from the game section.

According to the report, Wilson went to an empty cash register, put the games in a bag and walked out of the store.

Wilson told the arresting officer that he was a heroin addict who was going to sell the items to pay some money he owed. In a statement to police, he said his creditor demanded to be paid that day.

Because he only entered the store with $35 and said he intended to sell the items, he was booked for grand larceny and burglary.

■ A 66-year-old Bishop resident who got drunk and stumbled out onto Highway 395 was given credit for time served and ordered to get some help for his drinking problem.

Gene Roger Bowman said he didn’t get drunk too often in his home town, after East Fork Justice of the Peace Tom Perkins observed he seemed to come up to Gardnerville twice a year.

“It looks like you go on a runner every six months,” Perkins said. “I’ve seen you two times and the prior judge has seen you a few times, too.”

Perkins offered to impose a 30-day sentence Bowman was under for a prior trespassing charge, but Bowman said he would seek help in Bishop.

Perkins reinstated Bowman’s suspended sentence on the condition that he obtain an evaluation and bring the results back on May 1.


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