Chase results in two arrests

Marvin Dressler

Marvin Dressler


Two men were arrested late Thursday night after deputies pursued a vehicle into the Ranchos Sand Pits.

Marvin Gilbert Dressler, 42, and Arthur Ross Porter, 33, appeared in East Fork Justice Court on Friday morning.

East Fork Justice Pro Tem Paul Gilbert ordered Dressler to return to court on Monday.

Dressler is accused of driving a vehicle in a pursuit that ended in a collision with a Douglas County patrol vehicle.

The state is alleging the vehicle Dressler and Porter were in contained 75 grams of methamphetamine.

According to jail records, Dressler is being held on felony charges of eluding, possession of a controlled substance for sale and battery with a deadly weapon. His bail is $42,550.

Porter denied two felony drug counts in court on Friday.

“I don’t even do drugs,” he said. “I don’t know why I’m being charged with this.”

Porter’s bail was set at $10,460 bondable and a Sept. 15 court date was set.

• A Topaz Ranch Estates man is in custody after he was arrested Thursday in connection with child neglect and domestic battery charges.

Vincien Quesada, 55, was ordered to stay away from an address on Andesite and wear a GPS monitor, should he make his $5,000 cash bail.

Attorney John Malone was appointed to represent him.

• A Gardnerville man remains in custody after he was arrested in connection with a robbery on Sept. 6.

Michael Joseph Thurber, 20, was taken into custody after he was accused of climbing into his mother’s home through a window and tearing a satchel containing $5,000 from her neck.

Thurber told deputies his mother was holding $1,000 for him and that he took that and left the $4,000, but the rest of the money was missing at the time of his arrest.

He is scheduled to appear in East Fork Justice Court on Sept. 15.


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