Man held on $1 million bail faces DUI charge



A man who was allegedly arrested with just over 3 pounds of methamphetamine between Carson City and Reno is in Douglas County Jail facing the least of his issues.

Kenneth Shawn Anderson, 47, was arrested at Carson City Jail on Feb. 20 on a warrant issued out of East Fork Justice Court in connection with a July 25, 2021, DUI arrest.

He appeared in court on Wednesday, where attorney Nadine Morton asked for an additional 30 days to try and work out a global resolution. Justice of the Peace Paul Gilbert set an April 12 hearing date. Anderson is being held in lieu of $1.1 million on three warrants from outside the county.

Anderson was clocked travelling 69 mph while racing another motorcycle north on Jacks Valley Road.

The Carson City resident had a .118 blood alcohol content, according to a breathylizer.

He was being held in Carson City after Tri Net Task Force investigators arrested him in November 2022 for possession of a pound of methamphetamine and three ghost guns.

According to court files, he is also facing $1 million warrants in Reno in connection with a drug trafficking arrest Dec. 4, 2020.

According to the Reno Police Department, detectives found 2.25 pounds of methamphetamine and a dozen stolen guns after a three-hour stand-off.

According to documents at East Fork Justice Court, the Reno warrants include both high and mid level trafficking, possession of a controlled substance and firearms by a prohibited person.

The Reno warrants were issued just days after his arrest in Minden.

Anderson managed to evade authorities for almost three years before his arrest in Carson City.

• An ex-felon allegedly found with a golf-ball sized lump of methamphetamine is facing a felony low-level possession for sale charge.

John Daniel Christy, 54, has been in custody since he was arrested in Bodie Flat on Feb. 28.

The methamphetamine weighed 16 grams, according to court documents.

Christy was living in a motorhome in Bodie Flat when investigators found information that he’d been providing the drug to someone.

He has served four separate sentences in connection with drug felonies, according to the Nevada Department of Corrections. He was arrested in Douglas County dating back to 1991.

Christy appeared in East Fork Justice Court on Wednesday where an April 13 preliminary hearing was set.

• A Gardnerville man facing a felony drunken driving charge is scheduled to be released from custody next week.

Richard Dale Kerr, 65, has been in custody on alternative sentencing violations since he was initially stopped on Jan. 10 in the Gardnerville Ranchos for a broken headlight.

According to court documents, he had a preliminary blood alcohol content of .14.

Kerr is scheduled to appear for a hearing in East Fork Justice Court on March 29.


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