Man accused of shaking 2-year-old

A trial is set July 3 for a 22-year-old Gardnerville man accused of battering his girlfriend, shaking her 2-year-old son and using controlled substances in violation of his probation.

Colton Lee Eldridge was arrested June 12 after the victim told deputies Eldridge hit her twice in the head and shook her son.

The child was uninjured.

Bail was set at $30,500 for a 44-year-old Topaz Ranch Estates man accused of battering his girlfriend and breaking a telephone so she couldn't call for help.

Michael Lockwood is to appear June 25 in East Fork Justice Court on charges of coercion and battery that constitutes domestic violence.

A neighbor called deputies after he heard screaming and items breaking. He told deputies a 5-year-old girl lived in the house.

Deputies pushed open an unlocked door after the suspect refused to let them in.

The victim was crying and had a swollen eye, deputies said. She said she had heart surgery two weeks ago, and tried several times to leave with her medicine.

The 5-year-old was staying with a grandparent and not at home during the alleged battery.

The victim told deputies Lockwood threw her on a bed, choked her, hit her in the face with a pillow and a stuffed moose, dragged her across the room by her legs, and threw her on a couch.

She said he grabbed her hands and made her hit herself several times in the face.

A 21-year-old Minden man is to appear in District Court Aug. 18 on a charge of sexually motivated coercion.

Lawyer Tod Young asked for time for a psychological evaluation for his client, Cameron Cook.

Cook was arrested in March after a 14-year-old girl said he gave her alcohol and had sex with her.

The girl said she sneaked out of her residence to meet Cook at his home. She said she wanted to watch movies, but Cook mixed her drinks and force her to have sex, according to reports.

Originally he was charged with sexual assault against a child under age 16.

East Fork Justice Pro Tem Paul Gilbert set an Aug. 13 hearing for a 60-year-old Gardnerville man who faces prison if convicted of his third charge of battery that constitutes domestic battery.

The victim alleged that on June 12, William Meade grabbed her throat and choked her at their residence.

She said Meade was her ex-fiance, but they lived together.

He has prior convictions in 2005 and 2007, according to reports, and is attending court-ordered anger management classes.

East Fork Justice Pro Tem Paul Gilbert refused to release a 19-year-old South Lake Tahoe man who was found on two occasions in his 16-year-old girlfriend's bed.

Mario Amial was jailed on $7,500 bail after he violated terms of his May 23 release and showed up at his girlfriend's four days later.

He faces two charges of trespassing and is set for trial July 3.

Amial begged Gilbert to release him.

"I apologize for everything I've done," he said. "I've sat in jail for 30 days. I don't like jail at all. I don't need to be in this jail house. It isn't right."

Gilbert refused to release Amial when his mother said she couldn't afford house arrest fees.

She claimed her son didn't have a drug problem.

"I think he's experimenting with drugs like other kids his age," she said.

When Amial was arrested May 27, he tested positive for cocaine and methamphetamine.

In a letter to the court, Amial apologized for his actions.

"It's kind of hard to stay away from someone you love and care so much for," he told the judge.

Amial's mother refused to help deputies find her son the second time they were called to the Topaz Ranch Estates resident, according to reports. Deputies waited for them to drive by after she picked him up, and initiated a traffic stop where they took Amial into custody for trespassing and probation violation.


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