Wellington man receives suspended prison sentence


A Wellington man received a suspended 2-5-year prison sentence Tuesday after he admitted to conspiracy to violate the Uniform Controlled Substances Act.

Daryl Lorne Nolan, 60, continued to deny that 19.6 grams of methamphetamine belonged to him, saying he loaned the pickup to someone else.

He did admit to having marijuana and is schedule to appear in East Fork Justice Court on Feb. 9 in connection with another charge.

Over the two years since his Feb. 17, 2020, arrest, he has had no further issues, attorney Matthew Ence said. 

Nolan was set for a trial next month, but that was vacated after he reached an agreement with prosecutors. 

• A woman who admitted to having 308 counterfeit oxycontin pills received a deferred sentence after she admitted to felony possession of a controlled substance.

Lillian Lee Evans, 23, was permitted to continue her rehabilitation program in Watsonville, Calif., instead of participating in Western Nevada Regional Drug Court.

Defense attorney Orrin Johnson said he believes in the specialty court programs, but that having Evans near her support group in California would be more beneficial.

• A man who’s denying multiple drug charges and is set for trial found out he had coronavirus after trying to turn himself in as a result of a five-day methamphetamine binge.

James David Hornibrook was not booked when he tried to turn himself in Jan. 14 because he was taken to Carson Valley Medical Center for a clearance and tested positive.

A three-day trial is set for Feb. 16. On Tuesday a motions hearing and bail violation was set for Feb. 1. 

• Sentencing has been set for Feb. 15 in the case of an Arizona woman, just two days short of a year since she led deputies on a chase that ended in the Pine Nuts.

Destiny Niels Rich, 27, will remain in custody after she walked away from a treatment center last May. She’d already entered a plea to felony eluding and faces 1-6 years in prison and an up to $5,000 fine.

She was returned to Douglas County on Jan. 6 on a nationwide warrant after she failed to turn up for sentencing in June 2021.

• A hearing for a drug court diversion was set for Feb. 8 in the case of a Gardnerville woman who admitted to driving under the influence.

Leila Winnie Skenandore, 50, has entered a guilty plea to a count of felony driving under the influence. 

The charge carries a mandatory 1-6-year prison term and a $2,000-5,000 fine, but state law allows offenders to seek a diversion to avoid the felony.

With no opposition to diversion from prosecutors, District Judge Tod Young asked that no pre-sentence investigation be conducted.

Skenandore was originally arrested May 8, 2020, with a blood alcohol content of .15, according to court documents.

• A South Lake Tahoe man must participate in Western Nevada Regional Drug Court as part of his suspended 1-4-year sentence for sales of a controlled substance.

David Edward Truelove admitted to selling 2.8 grams of methamphetamine and 3.5 grams of heroin on April 21.

Attorney Kris Brown said Truelove sold drugs to support his own addiction.

“I’d like to thank the court and God for helping me motivate myself to get free of this addiction,” he said.

• A nationwide no-bail warrant has been issued for a man who was told he would need to provide proof after he claimed to be sick for a Jan. 4 sentencing hearing.

Cameron Chase Wellbrock, 32, reportedly cut off a bracelet and absconded from supervision after appearing virtually.

Wellbrock was in South Lake Tahoe when he appeared virtually earlier this month.

He was ordered to be in court on Tuesday for sentencing, but he didn’t appear.

• A no bail warrant was also issued for a man who was terminated from Western Nevada Regional Drug Court and who failed to appear for a status hearing Tuesday.

Jesse Lee Rumminger, 35, was allowed to participate in the drug court program in August after his June 21 arrest for possession of heroin. 


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