Using stolen credit card lands man in prison

Probation was revoked for a man who was the subject of a manhunt in South Lake Tahoe last spring.

Gustavo Candelario, 47, admitted on Oct. 11 that he both left the state without permission and was convicted of another crime in El Dorado County in Douglas County District Court.

Candelario was sentenced to 20-60 months in prison in March 2019 after he admitted selling heroin and methamphetamine at a Stateline Casino in July 2018.

Candelario told District Judge Tod Young that he was proud he’d remained sober since his arrest.

He was the subject of a social media post by South Lake Tahoe Police in April that included his photo from security footage showing him using a credit card allegedly stolen by Logan Matthew Schwartz, 34.

“You can’t commit crimes while you’re on probation and expect to be put back on probation,” Young said.

Candelario was given credit for 150 days time served.

Schwartz has four felony convictions over the course of 10 years in Douglas County, including two burglaries.

• A 31-year-old Gardnerville woman with an addiction to fentanyl received a suspended 19-48-month sentence on condition she go to Western Nevada Regional Drug Court.

Sara Danielle Jones asked for probation so she could work on her addiction.

“I regret my choices,” she said. “I needed time in jail to get sober, but I have a plan to tackle my addiction.”

Jones said she has a sponsor and doing a 12-step program while she works.

“Then I don’t have the extra time that causes me to relapse,” she said.

Attorney Chris Day said that Jones had never been to prison in asking for probation.

Judge Tod Young pointed out that there was a third option.

“Let’s be honest,” he said. “She might just be dead. This drug that she uses has killed many, many people.”

Young ordered her to remain in custody before she attends drug court, where her further treatment will be determined.

• A $150,000 nationwide warrant was issued for a Thai man who was caught up in an underage prostitution sting.

Chonlagum Satarattiwong, 22, was one of nine men arrested in Stateline July 7-8.

Attorney Martin Hart said his client told him that his visa had been revoked and that he wouldn’t be returning to the United States.

He faces charges including attempted sex trafficking of a child, attempted statutory sexual seduction, attempted child abuse involving sexual exploitation, soliciting a child for prostitution and attempted luring of a child.

• A woman who admitted to theft of a credit card is facing four years in prison and a fine of $5,000.

Jaclyn Michele Thun, 36, was release on her own recognizance pending sentencing on Dec. 5.

Thun was sent to prison for 19-48 months in fall 2018 after she admitted to taking $728 from an elderly Navy veteran. Nevada Department of Corrections records indicate she was paroled in March 2019.


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