Sex offender sent to prison for failing to register

Barret Maton Scott

Barret Maton Scott

A California man received 12-30-month for failing to register as a sex offender within 48 hours of changing his address.

According to court documents, Barret Maton Scott, 35, was convicted of a sexual battery offense out of California in 2010. He moved to Nevada and failed to register as a sex offender at his new address.

Defense attorney Martin Hart argued Scott’s mental health issues and alcohol addiction were underlying reasons he should receive probation and register as an offender immediately, but that wasn’t enough to convince the court.

“You have six prior felony convictions including corporal injury of spouse, sexual battery, sale and possession of a controlled substance, failure to register in California, contempt of court, and a protection order violation,” said District Judge Tom Gregory. “The court finds a prison sentence is appropriate.”

Scott was granted 64 days credit for time served.

• A woman who had to be put under oath to determine her true name faces sentencing June 26 for possession of a stolen motor vehicle.

Arrested under the name Sara Jane Daniel, she testified her name was Cori Nicole Shoemake-Wilson.

She admitted on May 1 that she was in possession of a Chevrolet Tracker that was reported stolen in Reno on July 10, 2022.

Shoemake-Wilson, who is 31, 33, 34, or 36, depending who was asking, faces up to five years and a $10,000 fine.

She was arrested on July 19, 2022, when driver Julio Cesar Farias stopped the car on Highway 50 at 1:30 p.m. right in front of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino’s entrance with a deputy behind them. While waiting for the Tracker to move, the deputy ran the plate which came back to a different make of car registered to a deceased Carson City woman.

Both Farias and Shoemake-Wilson were taken into custody in connection with the theft. During a search of the vehicle deputies found identities, drivers licenses, Social Security cards and a vehicle title in a variety of other peoples’ names.

She was released on her own recognizance after three days in jail and when she failed to turn up the following week a bench warrant was issued.

She was arrested in Red Bluff, Calif., in March on a drug charge and the warrant and was brought back to Douglas on March 24.

• A former casino employee will find out on May 22 whether he is actually facing a gross misdemeanor or a felony.

David Dock Tirre, 50, agreed to plead guilty to a gross misdemeanor charge of conspiracy to cheat or defraud the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sept. 17- Oct. 23, 2022.

Under the charge he was facing up to 364 days in jail.

But during the proceedings, District Judge Tom Gregory pointed out that under state law, the offense is actually a felony carrying 1-5 years in prison.

Since the arraignment wasn’t complete, Tirre may change his plea and deny the charge.

According to the Gaming Control Board, Tirre is accused of gathering up vouchers left behind by gamblers and feeding them to slot machines to consolidate them. He would then cash them out.

The vouchers tended to be of small amounts, so it took him a while to amass the $517.22 he’s accused of taking.

• A Carson City man admitted to felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle and methamphetamine on Tuesday.

Curtis Javier Hernandez faces a suspended sentence on the two felonies when he returns to court on July 11. Hernandez admitted that he had someone else’s vehicle on Jan. 17.

Under an agreement, prosecutors will recommend probation while Hernandez won’t seek diversion. Attorneys agreed that he may not be eligible for mandatory probation.

• A Topaz Ranch Estates man admitted he violated his probation by testing positive for methamphetamine.

Daryl Lorne Nolan, 61, appeared in Douglas County District Court on Tuesday.

He received a suspended 2-5-year sentence in January 2022 after admitting to conspiracy to violate the Uniform Controlled Substances Act in connection with a Feb. 17, 2020, arrest.

“He wants desperately to get some help,” attorney Matthew Ence said. “He struggled in the past to own up to what he’s done.”

Ence argued for the addition of Western Regional Drug Court as a condition of probation.

Prosecutor Erik Levin said Nolan has avoided complying with supervision.

“He’s good at telling what he thinks the court wants to hear,” Levin said.

Levin suggested the court sentence him to 120 days for the violations and then dishonorably discharge him from probation.

“I’m an addict and I need care to get the monkey off my back,” Nolan said.

Nolan is due for heart surgery later this month, and District Judge Tod Young ordered him to remain in custody until then.

He ordered him to return on June 6 after the surgery, when Young will determine if he receives further sanctions.

A man who said he had a very bad day received a suspended six-year prison sentence after he admitted to a charge of possession of a firearm by a prohibited person.

Kelly Brooks Lapin, 63, was ordered to forfeit a shotgun he said he’d had for so long he couldn’t remember where he got it. He had the firearm on June 6, 2022.

He has two felony convictions in Douglas County for obtaining a controlled substance by fraudulent means and a domestic battery conviction.


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