Prison ordered for seven-time felon

Jason A. Swett

Jason A. Swett

A man with six prior felony convictions received another and a prison sentence on Monday.

Jason A. Swett, 41, was sentenced to 12-30 months in prison and granted credit for 64 days.

He was arrested Feb. 19 during a traffic stop and was found in possession of 2 grams of methamphetamine.

He sought a treatment program, claiming he had never been given the opportunity.

That request was denied after records indicated his prior convictions were not just drug offenses.

“Your position is that you were never given the opportunity for treatment, but those aren’t just for drugs, they’re for uttering, burglary and possession of a firearm,” said District Court Judge Thomas Gregory.

Swett was paroled in January 2021 after being convicted of possession of a controlled substance for sale and a stolen credit card in Washoe County, according to Nevada Department of Corrections records.

• A women, who said her third driving under the influence offense was the first time she felt afraid of the decision she’d made, was sent to prison Monday.

Ashley Nicole Kyle, 34, was arrested on Dec. 20, 2022, for driving under the influence of alcohol at speeds of up to 87 mph on Highway 395, according to court documents.

Kyle has two prior California convictions of driving under influence within the last seven years in 2019 and 2021, both for using Methamphetamine.

Kyle was seeking diversion and a treatment program, but was denied.

“After you got your second DUI, you knew in your own words (it was) ‘big trouble,’ yet you still got behind the wheel,” said District Court Judge Thomas Gregory. “I lack the confidence that you are not going to do this again.”

Kyle was sentenced to 12-36 months in prison and granted credit for three days.

• A man, who attempted to return a drone in an unmatching repackaged box to the Best Buy on Topsy Lane, faces prison.

Lance Cody Hunsaker, 33, appeared in Douglas County District Court and admitted to low level possession of a controlled substance and burglary of a business.

According to court documents, on Jan. 6 Hunsaker returned a drone to trade it for a new one costing the store $859.99.

He was later arrested Jan. 30 in possession of 16.83 grams of fentanyl.

Documents revealed he has a lengthy criminal and drug use history.

He was ordered to remain in custody until his June 30 sentencing.

• According to court documents, Jarrod Lee Izatt, 41, walked into the Lucky Beaver Bar and Burgers at Stateline and physically assaulted three victims.

He faces 60 months in prison on burglary of a business and assault and battery charges at his June 5 sentencing.

• Trevor Gene Ud Lundy was sentenced to simultaneous 12-30 month prison sentences on April 18.

Lundy previously failed Western Nevada Regional Drug Court and was taken into custody on Jan. 24.

Two days later he was found with suboxin in the jail and charged with possession of a controlled substance by an incarcerated person.

He admitted to possession of a controlled substance by an incarcerated person in March.

Lundy admitted to a possession of a controlled substance charge on July 19, 2022, stemming from his arrest on June 18, 2022. Possession charges are subject to mandatory probation, but offenders can avoid a felony conviction by participating in the drug court diversion program.

One of the dangers of choosing diversion is that should someone fail the program by committing another felony, probation is no longer mandatory.

“There’s more to you than using these drugs,” Young said. “Go take care of yourself.”

Kurt Hildebrand contributed to this report


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