Man arrested in felony battery case

Anthony Hynick

Anthony Hynick

A Sunridge man was arrested on Thursday evening after deputies responded to a domestic battery call.

Anthony Allan Hynick, 32, is out of custody as of Monday. He was booked Thursday night on charges of felony domestic battery and child abuse or neglect.

According to the sheriff’s report, deputies responded to Haystack Drive around 5 p.m. Thursday after a neighbor reported that three children came to their door and reported their father was beating their mother.

While waiting for back-up a deputy said the children’s mother came out carrying one of the children followed by Hynick.

When a deputy ordered him to stop, Hynick became confrontational. He got down on his knees eventually, but then got up again and turned toward the deputy who struck him on the hand and thigh with his baton.

Deputies called medics into the scene to treat Hynick and the victim. The victim said the children had taken a video that Hynick tried to delete and then got away. She said he hit her in the face and tried to strangle her.

Hynick was booked into Douglas County jail on the felonies.

• A 20-year-old Gardnerville man appeared in East Fork Justice Court on Friday morning where he is facing multiple counts of sexual assault.

Brandon Henry Arellano was on a court-ordered drug diversion for a few weeks in July before the incident occurred.

Prosecutors sought a $100,000 bail to hold Arellano, who attorney AJ Hames said should be subject to a probation hold.

Hames said Arellano poses a danger in that he provided drugs to minors, and allegedly had sex with the victim in the case after she’d used drugs he’d given her.

Attorney Brian Filter sought Arellano be released on his own recognizance or at least reduced to $5,000 bondable.

“He is not a flight risk,” Filter said. “He has nowhere else to go and is apparently doing well in drug court.”

Arellano was taken into custody on Wednesday in connection with the case.

“The crime happened sometime at the end of July,” Filter said. “There has been no interaction with the victim, and it’s not alleged to be a violent offense.”

East Fork Justice of the Peace Cassandra Jones questioned whether he even had a right to bail.

She said if he does make bail, he’s not allowed to have contact with anyone under the age of 18, which included at the fast food restaurant where he was working. He is scheduled to return to court on Wednesday.

• A man in custody on a fugitive warrant out of Colorado said it was all a misunderstanding on Friday morning.

Kalub Legend Solak, 23, appeared in East Fork Justice Court on Friday.

He’d previously spent time in prison in Colorado on a burglary charge before returning to Douglas County, where he was sentenced to 12-32 months in prison for being under the influence of drugs in a Sept. 26, 2015, vehicle accident that killed his cousin.

According to prosecutors at the time of his sentencing last year, a significant amount of methamphetamine was found on his person.

Two years after the collision, Solak was arrested in Colorado, where he ended up going to prison.

He was scheduled to appear in justice court in January, but Justice of the Peace Cassandra Jones advanced that hearing along with the warrant to Dec. 9.

Solak could waive extradition to Colorado, or he could fight it, but either way he would remain in custody.

• A Topaz Ranch Estates man was bound over on a gross misdemeanor count of violating a temporary protective order on Friday.

Jeffrey Mehoves is accused of violating the order on Aug. 20 by setting up a row of signs on his property asking questions about his neighbor, who obtained the order.

Attorney Matthew Ence argued at a preliminary hearing that Mehoves had a constitutional right to set up the signs.

However, prosecutor Patrick Ferguson said that the Nevada Supreme Court ruled in 2013 that the time to challenge a protective order was not after violating it.

Mehoves’ neighbor testified she was trying to sell her house. On Aug. 20 an East Fork Justice Court order was served on Mehoves. The neighbor said that he then moved the signs. When deputies responded to a call that day, they saw that the signs were moved, but were still visible to anyone driving up to the property.

A Dec. 28 district court date was set for Mehoves’s arraignment. Being bound over only means there is slight or marginal evidence that a crime was committed. It is not a determination of guilt.


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