Man awaiting trial accused in jail battery

Carlos Anthony Diaz Jr.

Carlos Anthony Diaz Jr.

A Gardnerville man awaiting trial in a domestic battery is facing additional charges in connection with a fight at the Douglas County Jail.

Carlos Anthony Diaz Jr., 26, allegedly struck another inmate four times on Aug. 11, jail deputies said in court documents.

It was a month after Diaz appeared in District Court on July 11 with his attorney where he entered not guilty pleas to the charges.

Diaz denying felony charges of child abuse or neglect and domestic battery with strangulation will await trial in custody.

• A Gardnerville man who ran from deputies investigating a stolen vehicle appeared in East Fork Justice Court on Wednesday.

Tyler Michaels Alumbaugh, 27, was arrested in an empty home on Kingslane Court on Monday morning in connection with the Sunday night theft of a Subaru from a Gardnerville Ranchos home.

Alumbaugh was a suspect of the theft that was discovered on Aug. 6, when the vehicle owner said the vehicle was gone from the garage along with the keys.

A deputy patrolling Minden spotted the Subaru and Alumbaugh in front of the COD Casino at around 1:30 a.m. Aug. 7. Alumbaugh ducked into the casino and deputies waited for him to come out.

When they told him to stop, he ran off across Highway 395 before hopping the fence into the distillery property.

Deputies spotted him at the north end of the property before he jumped another fence and took off into a field.

A few hours later, it was learned he was at the Kingslane address and deputies surrounded the property and arrested him at gunpoint.


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