Woman admits felony credit card, drug charges


A former Gardnerville woman admitted to felony credit card and drug possession charges on Tuesday.

Haley Douglas, 26, entered guilty pleas to possession of a credit or debit card without the owner’s permission and having methamphetamine when she was arrested on Dec. 15.

She will not be allowed to have her charges deferred under an agreement with prosecutors.

In order to be granted probation at her April 20 sentencing, Douglas must participate in Western Nevada Regional Drug Court and pay restitution.

Deputies spotted Douglas in a vehicle being driven by Thomas Edward Geisler, 30,

on Waterloo Lane near Lampe Park.

After a K-9 sniff revealed the possibility there were drugs in the vehicle, a search revealed several credit cars and a checkbook reported stolen that allegedly had checks made out to Geisler.

• A man who struck a pedestrian walking along Highway 50 at Lake Tahoe in 2016 will spend the next month in jail.

Joseph J. Anderson, 31, was convicted of reckless driving causing substantial bodily harm in connection with the incident.

He said he found out he had a warrant when he sought a casino work card. He absconded from his probation, failing to report for months at a time, moving without giving his address and using marijuana.

• A Sunridge man arrested in connection with a fight involving his wife and three children admitted to gross misdemeanor child abuse on Monday.

Anthony Allan Hynick, 32, was arrested Dec. 3, 2020, after deputies responded to an incident at his home where the children videotaped him allegedly grabbing their mother. Hynick admitted knocking down the 6-year-old during the altercation.

They ran to the home of a neighbor who called deputies.

He’s required to get an evaluation to be eligible for probation. The charge carries 364 days in jail.

Hynick was was sentenced on the domestic battery charge on Wednesday.

• A man who used drugs while he was on probation will receive long-term drug treatment.

Daniel Duckworth, 38, was ordered to attend an inpatient drug program in connection with violating his probation.

He will remain in custody until a bed is available for him.

Duckworth was arrested on Feb. 4 for a probation violation. He admitted on Monday that he’s used a controlled substance.

Under new Nevada law, that’s considered a technical violation and not necessarily something that would result in revocation.

• A Gardnerville man admitted to possession of methamphetamine when he was arrested on Nov. 23, 2020, after Minden complained about drug dealing.

Christopher Murray agreed not to seek deferral, and prosecutors will recommend probation, though it is not mandatory in this case.

• A man arrested with heroin on Jan. 18 will remain in custody until he begins Western Nevada Regional Drug Court.

Dean Stringham, 39, has been in custody since his Jan. 18 arrest for heroin possession.

• A man could avoid a felony conviction if he successfully completes a drug deferral through Western Nevada Regional Drug Court.

Joshua Steen, 29, will remain in custody until he attends his first hearing in the drug court.

“The more time I’m in jail, the cleaner I am,” he told District Judge Tod Young.

• A Yerington man will likely seek diversion on a methamphetamine possession charge after he admitted to the charge on Monday.

Phillip Daniel Hale, 31, was arrested on Oct. 8, 2020, after he was stopped in a car that had been reported stolen. The vehicle theft charge was dropped, but during his arrest, deputies found drugs in the vehicle.

Hale faces 1-4 years in prison if he’s found ineligible for Western Nevada Regional Drug Court. If he’s successful, the felony would be dismissed and his record sealed.


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