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June 14, 2013
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Man gets six months for trespassing

A 29-year-old man convicted twice of trespassing at his parents’ residence was sentenced Friday to six months in Douglas County Jail.

East Fork Justice Tom Perkins told Nathan Tyler Figueroa he would consider allowing the defendant to attend an in-patient treatment program.

Prosecutor Laurie Trotter, citing Figueroa’s conviction for a similar offense six weeks ago, recommended 10 days in custody and two years probation on a suspended 180-day sentence.

“I’m trying to move,” Figueroa said. “If I’m put on probation I can’t move.”

Perkins imposed the jail time.

“I don’t like your attitude,” the judge said. “You have the option of residential treatment. I am not going to spoon-feed him.”

Figueroa’s mother said her son was a binge drinker, and while he had complied with certain terms to live in her household, he couldn’t control himself.

She asked that he be ordered to undergo treatment and have a psychological evaluation.

Figueroa’s father said his son gets violent when he’s intoxicated, and can’t remember his behavior.

The trespassing incidents occurred April 10 and May 28.

■ A 33-year-old Indian Hills woman found intoxicated on the sidewalk in front of a Gardnerville bar has been charged with three misdemeanors.

East Fork Justice Tom Perkins released Cara Nicole Feletar on her own recognizance and ordered her back to court Wednesday.

He told Feletar she had to bring proof that she had attended a daily 12-step meeting between Friday and Wednesday.

She was charged with obstruction of a police officer, disorderly conduct and battery.

A deputy saw Feletar lying on the sidewalk in front of the East Fork Hotel with her shoes off shortly before midnight Tuesday.

As deputies attempted to calm Feletar, she pushed an officer in the chest with both hands and yelled obscenities. She started waving her hands in a slapping motion and continued to yell.

She knocked the deputy’s glasses off and scratched his left eyelid.

Once inside a patrol vehicle, she continued to resist, kicking the officer in the legs and trying to kick out the acrylic glass and window cage according to reports.

A preliminary breath test determined her alcohol content at .250, more than three times the legal limit for driving.

Release conditions include no drugs or alcohol, and supervision by the Department of Alternative Sentencing.

“You know what will happen if you have a slip,” Perkins said. “You’ll sit in jail until this case is resolved.”

■ A 47-year-old Gardnerville woman was sentenced Wednesday to 10 days in Douglas County Jail after she tested at more than three times the legal limit for alcohol during a probation check.

Deputies took Nikki Wilhelm into custody early Sunday after responding to a noise complaint from her residence on High School Street.

Her alcohol-content ranged from .240 to .277. She wasn’t driving, but was forbidden to consume drugs or alcohol as terms of her suspended sentence for a domestic battery conviction.

She faces a 90-day suspended sentence on the battery charge.

Wilhelm admitted the violation, and told East Fork Justice Pro Tem Paul Gilbert she was going to enter an in-patient substance abuse treatment program.


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