Woman in abuse case told to stay out of casinos

A 49-year-old Gardnerville woman accused of leaving her 10-year-old son alone for six hours at an Indian Hills park was released from jail and ordered to stay out of casinos.

Vicky Jo Adams appeared in East Fork Justice Court on Wednesday on a charge of child endangerment.

The child is in the custody of Nevada Child Protective Services.

According to prosecutor Mike McCormick, the suspect was accused in 2004 of leaving the boy alone for five hours in a casino parking lot.

East Fork Judge Jim EnEarl set a hearing for March 22.

He agreed to release Adams on her own recognizance as long as she stays out of casinos and abstains from drugs and alcohol.

The boy was found alone at James Lee Park on March 5 by a Douglas County deputy on patrol. He said the child was cold and crying because he didn't know when his mother would return.

The deputy waited for several hours with the boy and finally brought him to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office after Adams failed to show up.

She returned to the park six hours after she dropped off the child and was met by another deputy who directed her to the Minden station.

Other than being cold and hungry, the boy was unharmed.

n A Ranchos couple received deferred prosecution on child abuse charges after the woman's 4-year-old son said her boyfriend beat him with a belt.

Ruslan Sadonov and Shelia Hutchison, 21, agreed to complete parenting classes, fulfill a contract with Child Protective Services, and violate no laws for the next year.

In addition, Sadonov must be supervised when he is with the child.

The couple also has a two-month-old daughter.

Sadonov, who was charged with felony child abuse, is not the alleged victim's father.

The little boy told authorities that his "daddy" had spanked him four or five times with a belt because he wouldn't clean his room.

Court documents indicated Sadonov was angry because the victim painted nail polish on the kitchen floor.

According to the criminal complaint, Hutchison left her son unsupervised with Sadonov. She was accused of allowing him to inflict pain and suffering on her child through beatings, spankings or whippings and failed to report the abuse.

Sadonov told EnEarl he was awaiting deployment to Iraq as a member of the Army reserves.

Hutchison said she and Sadonov were engaged and their goal was to keep the family together.

n A Dresslerville resident, recently cleared of charges he burned down a mobile home, pleaded guilty Tuesday to battery causing domestic violence.

Ruben Aguilar, 23, said he'd been having a difficult time.

"There's a lot of problems going on," Aguilar said.

East Fork Justice Jim EnEarl sentenced him to 62 days in Douglas County Jail and suspended 60 days.

According to court documents, a Washoe tribal police officer observed Aguilar through the window of his home dragging the victim across the floor by her hair.

She told EnEarl that she wanted Aguilar to return home and that she wasn't afraid of him.

She claimed the couple had been targeted by authorities since the suspected arson.

Arson and trespassing charges were dismissed against Aguilar on Feb. 24 stemming from a Jan. 29 fire that destroyed a mobile home at 1612 Mountain Way on the reservation.

The incident still is under investigation by the FBI.

EnEarl fined Aguilar $297 plus a $35 fee for the state and ordered him to attend six months of anger management classes.

n A 24-year-old Dayton woman was ordered to serve 108 days in Douglas County Jail following her third probation violation on a petty larceny charge.

Lehia Heiss, who completed an in-patient substance abuse treatment program in November, tested positive for methamphetamine when she showed up at Justice Court to pay a fine.

She also tested positive for methamphetamine in July and September.

She was sentenced May 18, 2005, for stealing glucosamine and shoe inserts.

n A 30-year-old Topaz Ranch Estates woman accused of stealing a purse from a slot machine player at Carson Valley Inn is to appear Tuesday in District Court on a charge of grand larceny. Gayalea Risley was accused of stealing the purse from the victim who left it between two slot machines.

The woman had $1,000 in cash and money orders in the purse along with identification, none of which was recovered.

According to the sheriff's office, the victim's son saw the suspect leave Carson Valley Inn and he followed her to the parking lot. He stood in front of her vehicle but she sped away. Deputies were led to the suspect by the victims who followed her car.

At first, Risley reportedly denied taking the purse, but the victim identified her.

She has been in Douglas County Jail on $10,000 bail.

Her grandfather attended a hearing Wednesday in Justice Court and told Judge Jim EnEarl that Risley, who is pregnant and admitted smoking marijuana, had given birth to one child born addicted to methamphetamine.

He said she had given up custody of two other children.

"You're a pregnant dope smoker," EnEarl said. "You intend to have this child and that's what you're doing to this child?"

"Not any more," Risley said.

EnEarl refused to lower her bail.


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