Woman in custody in June collision

Elene Tobie Lamb

Elene Tobie Lamb


A Gardnerville woman is in custody in connection with a June 16 collision that resulted in severe injury to a motorcyclist.

Elene Tobie Lamb appeared in East Fork Justice Court on Monday after she was arrested on Friday. She was released on her own recognizance under the supervision of the Department of Alternative Sentencing. She is scheduled to return to court on Nov. 17.

Lamb, 50, was arrested on a warrant issued at the request of the Nevada Highway Patrol.

The collision occurred around 1:20 p.m. at Highway 395 and Palamino Drive at the entrance to Ruhenstroth.

Lamb turned left from Highway 395 and into the path of the motorcyclist.

According to court documents, Lamb told troopers she didn’t see the man on the Harley-Davidson she collided with.

The motorcyclist suffered a severe head injury in the collision.

“The victim had a traumatic brain injury and has had some serious disabilities related to the accident,” Prosecutor Matthew Johnson said during a bail hearing. He pointed out the charge of driving under the influence with substantial bodily injury carries a significant prison sentence.

Lamb took a blood test as a result of the collision that allegedly revealed she had methamphetamine in her system.

• A Gardnerville Ranchos man was arrested on Friday on a federal indictment for being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm and having a controlled substance.

Jay Prater, 41, was taken into custody by the Regional Gang Unit, Douglas County Street Enforcement Team, the Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms and U.S. Marshal’s Service. He is in custody at the Washoe County Jail.

Authorities say Prater is a validated member of the POBOB outlaw motorcycle gang and a Northern Rider Prison Gang member and has a violent criminal history.

• A woman who was wanted on a $10,000 warrant after she failed to appear in Douglas County District Court in February on a felony charge of driving under the influence.

Leila Skenandore, 50, was arrested Sunday evening after she allegedly tried to evade deputies. A prosecutor said Monday that once she saw she wasn’t going to get away, she pulled a bottle out of her backpack and tried to take a drink in front of deputies.

She was scheduled to return to East Fork Justice Court on Wednesday.

• Bail for a Sparks man arrested on Saturday was reduced to $1,000, though he still faces two warrants from other Nevada jurisdictions.

David Michael White was arrested on Saturday and is facing a felony drug charge in Douglas County.

He had court dates he missed in the other jurisdictions which issued warrants, an attorney appearing on his behalf said.

Prosecutor Matthew Johnson said Wright was convicted of a drug-related offense in April and faces pending charges for driving under the influence and possession from May.

• A woman is being held on a fugitive warrant accusing her of failing to make restitution in a Florida case.

Betchie Balatucan Huot, 40, was arrested after a traffic stop on Saturday.

She appeared in East Fork Justice Court where she waived extradition back to Florida on the case which involves paying $13,871.95 in restitution.

East Fork Justice of the Peace ordered a Nov. 5 review in order to determine if Huot was picked up by Florida.


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