Winnemucca man with stolen Jeep faces 1-5 years in prison

Richard Common

Richard Common

A Winnemucca man will be allowed to deal with his cases in Humboldt County before he returns to Douglas for sentencing on a vehicle theft charge.

Richard Skyler Common, 29, admitted a charge of possession of a stolen motor vehicle on Monday. He faces up to 1-5 years in prison and a $10,000 fine at his April 11 sentencing.

Common has a probation hold out of Humboldt, which attorney Kris Brown said may be settled by his sentencing date. 

The Humboldt Sun reported in December 2020 that Common received a suspended 2-5-year prison term on condition he serve 364 days in jail on charges of felony theft and gross misdemeanor conspiracy to commit grand larceny of a motor vehicle.

His admission to the Douglas felony could result in his suspended sentence being revoked.

Common was arrested in Minden on Dec. 28, 2021, after he abandoned an orange Jeep in a ditch along Highway 395 and then hitchhiked to Indian Hills.

Common and Celia Doyal, 25, caught a ride back south to the Holiday Inn Express where they were taken into custody.

Doyal is denying charges related to the case and was released on her own recognizance on Jan. 5 and given a court date to reappear.

Common was sentenced to 1-3 years in prison on a charge of attempted grand larceny in 2017, He was paroled in 2018, according to the Nevada Department of Corrections.

• A Gardnerville woman received 12-30 months in prison on Monday after a judge said she’d reached the end of her string when it came to treatment options.

Yevette Rene Bryan, 30, admitted to possession of methamphetamine in August and was given a deferred sentence while she attended Western Nevada Regional Drug Court.

She was terminated out of the program on Nov. 4 after she quit going. Bryan was arrested on a nationwide no-bail bench warrant Jan. 4 after she was pulled over for a traffic violation.

She said she’d decided to spend time with her family during the holidays. A charge for obtaining the identity of another to avoid prosecution will be dealt with in East Fork Justice Court on Wednesday.

She said that she would be grateful for an opportunity to return to drug court as a condition of probation.

“You’ve had so many opportunities all with the intent to help you,” Gregory said. “You’ve hit the end of your string here for treatment. You’ve said the same thing over and over again.”

• A 40-year-old Carson Valley man received probation in connection with his Sept. 11, 2021, arrest for having methamphetamine.

Joseph Anthony Silva received a suspended 12-30-month sentence. He will be on probation for one year.

Silva has a felony record, but both the prosecution and defense agreed to some sort of probation, though the original deal was for deferral.

Attorney Douglas Fermoile said both sides agreed to the deferral, but the time commitment would hinder Silva’s ability to work out of state.

• A California man will have to wait another month before it’s determined whether he is competent to aid in his own defense.

Christopher Warren Eddlemon appeared in Douglas County District Court on Monday.

The 31 year-old has been in custody since just before Thanksgiving after he called 911 to say he was being followed by the army from “The Matrix.”

Eddlemon is on the list to be transported to Lakes Crossing for an evaluation, but no date certain has been set.

He will return on March 28 for an update.

• A $5,000 warrant was issued for the arrest of a Turlock, Calif., man after he failed to show up for his sentencing on a drug possession charge.

Daniel Enrique Cabrera was arrested in Stateline with more than an ounce of marijuana, which remains a felony in Nevada.

After he entered a guilty plea on Jan. 10 and was ordered to contact alternative sentencing and participate in a pre-sentence investigation.

Prosecutor Chelsea Mazza said he didn’t do either of those things and that it wasn’t the first time he was subject to a warrant.

• An ex-felon arrested in Minden on New Year’s Eve appeared in Douglas County District Court on Monday.

Allen Stacy Standley, 48, had his probation revoked and is expected to finish out his prison sentence over the next three weeks, according to attorney Kris Brown, who sought a continuance.

She said that by his March 21 arraignment, Standley will be out of prison, and she will be able to have addressed some questions.


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