Probation violator goes to jail

A 21-year-old Gardnerville man with a stack of probation violations was sentenced Wednesday to one year in Douglas County Jail.

"You've made a mess of everything since you've been coming into this court," East Fork Justice Jim EnEarl told Alan Barr.

EnEarl said he couldn't recall in his years as a judge someone who had used up so many opportunities.

"I had hoped you would turn things around," EnEarl said.

He terminated three of Barr's probations and sentenced him to six months. He added another six-month sentence on new charges of possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Barr's prior offenses include failures to appear in court, failure to pay restitution, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, minor consuming, speeding, driving without a license and resisting arrest.

n An 18-year-old Gardnerville woman reported May 25 that she was knocked unconscious by an unknown female assailant as she and her boyfriend camped at Topaz Lake.

She said the woman knocked out her front tooth and broke a blood vessel in her right eye.

According to the victim, she and friends were camping May 19 on the east side of the campgrounds.

She said a dark Chevrolet pickup stopped at their campsite and the couple exited the truck. She said the woman was yelling and shouting obscenities at the campers.

The victim said she asked the woman to leave and the assailant punched her in the face. She fell face first on the ground and her companions told her she was unconscious.

She sought medical attention the next day and was told her dental bill would be $4,000. When she returned to the campsite, she said all the windows had been broken out of their trailer.

n A Reno woman was arrested May 24 at Silver Strike Bowling Alley after patrons complained she was intoxicated and belligerent.

A records search showed the suspect, Jody Byers, 35, was wanted on a grand larceny warrant from Reno.

Deputies said the woman had difficulty standing and tried to kick out a patrol car window.

She was restrained with a hobble and a spit hood.

According to deputies, the suspect was placed in the restraint chair at the jail because she continued to yell and scream during booking.

n The Douglas County Sheriff's Office reported 37 contacts for domestic violence May 10-23. That includes 25 verbal contacts, eight arrests for domestic battery, including one juvenile, three referrals to the District Attorney's Office for review or prosecution, including two juveniles, and one referral to the district attorney for an arrest warrant. Seventeen juveniles witnessed domestic violence with three juvenile suspects for 20 contacts. The Family Support Council received four approvals from East Fork Justice Court for temporary restraining orders and two approvals for anti-stalking and harassment orders.

Connie Richardson, sheriff's department domestic violence prevention coordinator, said the average number of contacts is 12-14 per week.

The average number of children witnessing domestic violence is 9-11 per week with 0-2 juvenile suspects per week.


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