An Idaho man was sentenced Monday to a suspended 12-36 months in prison for failure to support a minor child.
According to court documents Jason Jerome Altig has a poor history of paying child support and owes $57,308.32 in fees.
“This case is a reminder of why Nevada has chosen to penalize for failure to pay child support, I want you to know it’s a close call,” said District court Judge Thomas Gregory. “I am pleased you are working on your addiction, I’m sorry it took all this to get your attention, but we will see whether it got your attention. I hope your children motivate you to succeed. If not, the prison sentence should.”
Altig was granted a suspended sentence with special conditions that he make all financial obligations, maintain full-time employment, subject to search, seizure and testing, and obtain a substance abuse evaluation.
A review hearing was set for Oct. 29.
• A man who originally denied charges of possession of a controlled substance was released on his own recognizance Monday.
Shawn Allen German, 44, changed his pleas and admitted to possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell.
According to court documents, he has a prior felony conviction for similar crimes. It was also alleged that he has a similar pending case in El Dorado County.
German was released on his own recognizance. According to attorney Matthew Ence, German has a pacemaker and the battery needs to be replaced which deputies in the jail requested be taken care of right away.
“I understand your medical condition and we want to get that addressed as soon as you can but remember what you have over your head here and what you have in El Dorado, too,” said District Court Judge Thomas Gregory. “I will bring you back.”
He faces 1-5 years in prison during sentencing which is set for June 5.
• A woman who gave up on Western Nevada Regional Drug Court because it “wasn’t for her,” was sentenced to prison.
Brittanie Leanne Lane, 33, received 1-3 years in prison with 139 days time served.
Lane admitted to selling 40 grams of methamphetamine between May 17 and June 4, 2019. She then went on the lam for 18 months, failing to appear for her arraignment that year. She turned herself in on a warrant in July 2021 and admitted to possession of a controlled substance for sale.
“You’ve demonstrated that you’re not successful on probation,” Judge Tod Young said. “Go and get this done with.”
• A woman who violated a restraining order faces 364 days in jail.
Grace Lee Dickery, 18, failed to remain 100 yards or attempted to contact the victim after a restraining order had been filed against the defendant.
Sentencing is set for May 1.