Trial set in eluding case

Nevada Highway Patrol troopers work a collision on Highway 395 near Genoa Lane on Friday.

Nevada Highway Patrol troopers work a collision on Highway 395 near Genoa Lane on Friday.
Photo by Kurt Hildebrand.

A July 19-21 trial was set for a man who allegedly eluded and assaulted deputies after he denied all charges.

Hector Juarez Leon, 55, appeared in Douglas County District Court with attorney Brian Filter.

Juarez Leon was arrested on March 24 after he was allegedly driving at high speeds on Highway 395 north as deputies pursued him with lights and sirens.

According to reports, Juarez Leon was driving a GMC pickup truck at speeds of up to 90 mph and failed to stop for deputies. He allegedly slammed on his brakes more than once, causing the pursuing deputies to brake hard in order to avoid a collision.

At one point, a pursing deputy did strike the side of Leon’s vehicles causing his vehicle to go into the center cable barrier on the road, according to the report.

• A bookkeeper faces 12-60 months in prison afer he admitted embezzling money while working at Suku Sushi.

David Anthony Duran, 54, is scheduled to be sentenced on July 24 for grand larceny.

According to court documents, Duran transferred more than $5,000 to his own account between April 30, 2018, to Oct. 17, 2019.

• A Lake Tahoe man, who admitted trying to ship psilocybin mushrooms from Nevada to California, faces 12-48 months in prison at his Aug. 7 sentencing.

Keenan John Herrera, 39, was arrested Oct. 18, 2022, for possession of 22.7 grams of psilocybin mushrooms.

According to court documents, Herrera said he did not know the mushrooms were illegal and claimed they were being used as part of his training in an upcoming sports endeavor.

Stateline Postal Service workers suspected the package contained something illegal and reported it to authorities. Upon inspection, a shirt wrapped around a vacuum sealed bag containing psilocybin mushrooms was discovered.


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