Warrants issued when defendants fail to show for sentencings.

District Judge Michael Gibbons issued warrants Monday for the arrests of a man and a woman who failed to appear for sentencings in separate cases.

Fidel Fuentes, 26, of Carson City, failed to appear for sentencing on a gross misdemeanor, conspiracy to possess stolen property in connection with a March 12 incident in Indian Hills with Washoe Tribal Police.

Fuentes faces up to one year in Douglas County Jail and a $1,000 fine.

It's the second time Fuentes has failed to appear in the case. He was set to enter a plea on Aug. 6, but missed the court date and was given a week's continuance.

At his Aug. 13 appearance, Gibbons ordered Fuentes to appear for sentencing Sept. 24 and told him to give his address to Lopez.

At the time, Fuentes said he was living with his grandmother in Carson City, but might return to Las Vegas.

"I don't know where he is," Lopez said Monday. "He didn't appear for his pre-sentence interview and I don't know how to reach him."

Gibbons asked Assistant District Attorney Michael McCormick if he wanted to honor the plea agreement.

'I would move to revoke it," McCormick said. "He (Fuentes) hasn't cooperated and has no intention of cooperating. I would like to leave it open for discussion with myself and Mr. Lopez."

Gibbons issued a warrant for Fuentes' arrest and set bail at $10,000 cash.

Originally, Fuentes was charged with felony possession of stolen property, a firearm.

Fuentes was a passenger in a vehicle reportedly driven by Robert Michael Hernandez, 20, of Carson City, which rammed a tribal police cruiser.

Hernandez fled the scene and was arrested April 29 in Palm Springs, Calif., on several new charges and the Douglas County arrest warrant. He reportedly is serving 16 months in prison in California.

Hernandez is the stepson of Carson City Mayor Marv Teixeira.

Fuentes was arrested shortly after the early morning incident when deputies found him in a backyard in the neighborhood where the altercation took place.

The weapon, reported missing by a Carson City resident, was found on a cul-de-sac where the incident occurred.

Gibbons also issued a warrant for Yolanda Alvarado, 22, of North Highlands, Calif., who faces a prison sentence for selling 56 grams of methamphetamine in an undercover operation.

"With her precarious situation, the worst thing she can do is not show up for sentencing," Gibbons said.

Her lawyer, Tod Young, said he was sure Alvarado had a legitimate excuse for her failure to appear.

She faces up to six years in prison and a $50,000 fine, but is eligible for probation at the judge's discretion.

When questioned by Gibbons about the apparent leniency of the recommended sentence, McCormick said, "There were factors, I can't divulge which make it a fair plea bargain."

Gibbons said since Alvarado faces mandatory prison, he was ordering her held without bail if she's arrested.

"It's likely the recommendation will not be followed, but I'll wait to hear the facts," Gibbons said.


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