Fight in jail doubles sentence for drug seller

Anthony Michael Conley

Anthony Michael Conley

A man who grabbed another inmate by the throat during an altercation was sentenced to 2-5 years in prison on Tuesday.

Anthony Michael Conley, 32, said he apologized to Logan Peetz, who is himself awaiting sentencing for domestic battery with strangulation.

“The irony of the situation is not lost on the state,” prosecutor Jim Sibley said in asking for consecutive sentences.

Conley had been in custody on a warrant for sales of a controlled substance for three months when the altercation occurred in the jail.

“What happened shouldn’t have,” Conley said. Peetz received minor injuries.

Attorney Matthew Ence asked for the sentences to be served at the same time, saying that the difference in their category would result in more time before Conley was released.

District Judge Tod Young thanked Conley for apologizing to Peetz but agreed the two incidents were separate acts and justified one sentence after another.

Conley was given credit for 186 days time served in the drug sales case.

• A Topaz Ranch Estates man faces up to five years in prison after he admitted to a count supplying methamphetamine.

Ike Anthony Madrid, 63, is scheduled to be sentenced on May 21 in connection with three exchanges involving an eighth of an ounce of the drug each.

Madrid asked to be released from custody pending his sentencing, or in the alternative obtain a treatment program. Madrid was in custody because he failed drug tests in violation of his bail conditions.

District Judge Tod Young said that if Madrid brought back information about a program he would consider releasing him into a program.

• An Indian Hills man accused of attempted murder in an Nov. 14, 2022, stabbing has been deemed competent to participate in his defense.

Efrain Gonzales-Magana, 30, appeared in Douglas County District Court on Tuesday where attorney Brian Filter asked for an April 16 hearing.

A trial for Gonzales-Magana was vacated in May 2023 while he underwent treatment to restore him to sanity. He just returned from Lakes Crossing in Sparks.


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