Admitted thief receives prison term

Gordon Dwight Bryan

Gordon Dwight Bryan


A Yerington man admitted that if a store employee hadn’t been standing right there, he would have gone through with rolling a tote full of tools out of the Home Depot.

Gordon Dwight Bryan Jr., 47, was sentenced to 19-48 months after he admitted to burglary of a business.

Bryan still has to go to Carson City where he is accused of stealing three generators from the Home Depot there.

According to attorney Chris Day, Bryan was arrested on a warrant on Nov. 22, 2021, in California.

He was brought back to Douglas County on Dec. 2 and has been in custody ever since.

Bryan, who has a long history of thefts, said that while he has rules about not burglarizing homes or small stores, he previously didn’t see the harm in stealing from major retailers.

“I was wrong,” he said. “I can see it now.”

Under a resolution of the charges in both jurisdictions, Bryan will admit to similar charges in Carson City and prosecutors will recommend his sentence will run at the same time. He was given credit for 247 days time served. He was ordered to pay $304 for the cost of extraditing him back from Placerville and $100 for the lock he cut on the gate.

• A Winnemucca woman admitted a felony for attacking another inmate while she was awaiting sentencing for vehicle theft.

Celia Doyal, 26, entered a guilty plea to battery by a prisoner in custody on Monday, which could result in an up to five-year prison sentence and a $10,000 fine.

Doyal was awaiting an Aug. 8 sentencing in connection with the theft of an orange Jeep found abandoned in the Pine Nuts along Highway 395 on Dec. 28, 2021.

Attorney Max Stovall said the July 21 incident was the result of flaring tempers in asking that his client be released to put her affairs in order.

Prosecutor Erik Levin argued against releasing her, pointing out that she violated her bail conditions and that she was arrested on a warrant and returned on March 23.

• A man who walked away from a drug deferment program will now have to participate as a condition of probation.

Gabriel Dustin Butler, 44, received a suspended 12-30-month prison sentence. As a condition of that sentence, he was ordered to participate in back-to-back treatment programs over the next several months.

Butler was given credit for time served after his sentencing for possession of a controlled substance.

Butler received a deferred sentence on May 3, 2021, after he told District Judge Tom Gregory he used heroin every day. He was arrested Feb. 26, 2021, at Lake Tahoe for simple possession.

• A man who originally denied charges in stolen fire equipment from the East Fork Fire Station No. 15 in June, changed his plea July 22.

Tyler Shane Sanemeterio, 25, admitted to two counts of destruction of a business and burglary of business.

According to court documents, Sanemeterio and another man entered the Jacks Valley fire station and stole enough gear to make either of them look like a firefighter.

Sanemeterio faces 1-5 years in prison and a fine up to $10,000 at his Sept. 13 sentencing.


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