Man admits assault in knife throwing

Angel Martinez

Angel Martinez

A Gardnerville man could receive up to six years in prison and a $5,000 fine after admitting to one count of assault with a deadly weapon on Tuesday.

Angel T. Martinez, 35, admitted he threw a knife that injured a bystander during an argument that occurred March 12 in Chichester Estates.

He was arrested the next day after he was spotted by deputies and has been in custody ever since.

Martinez also admitted to failing to register as an ex-felon.

Under an agreement, prosecutors won’t pursue charges of trying to suborn perjury and will recommend his sentence be served at the same time as an East Fork Justice Court sentence for the ex-felon charge.

• A man with a criminal history dating back 32 years in Douglas County faces five years in prison after admitting he supplied methamphetamine to another person.

John Daniel Christy, 54, has been in custody since he was arrested in Bodie Flat on Feb. 28 with a golf-ball sized lump of methamphetamine.

Prosecutor Chelsea Mazza said Christy has previously convicted of seven felonies and 21 misdemeanors.

Mazza said Christy supplied the drugs to a woman he’d met at a Valley casino, who then called her boyfriend and said she was in a bad place, which turned out to be Christy’s motor home parked at Bodie Flat.

Attorney Nadine Morton asked that Christy be released so he can go home to Los Angeles or attend a treatment program.

District Judge Tod Young said he wasn’t going to release Christy, but if it happened a treatment bed was available, his attorney could seek his release for that.


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