Hit and run driver receives prison

Michael Volmer

Michael Volmer

A man who failed to remain at the scene of an accident that caused substantial bodily harm of a minor was sentenced to 2-10 years in prison Monday.

Brian Michael Volmer, 61, hit a pedestrian while driving at the intersection of Kings Lane and Highway 395 on Oct. 16, 2022.

According to Volmer, he stopped to make sure the 15-year-old was OK, before leaving the scene and failing to provide information or rendering assistance to the victim before the paramedics could arrive.

Volmer stated he had social anxiety and the amount of people who showed up were taking pictures and video, so he panicked and left.

“Despite any social anxiety, he had an obligation to make sure she was OK and to provide information to authorities,” said prosecutor Chelsea Mazza.

The sentence is to run consecutive with a California case where he is currently serving 15 months in a federal institution. He was given credit for two days.

• A California man who refused to pull over for a traffic stop, then led deputies on a chase spanning three counties was sentenced to a suspended 12-30 months in prison on Monday.

Zachary Keith Schiele, 33, was arrested April 3, 2022, for burglary of a motor vehicle, attempted grand larceny of a vehicle and destruction of property.

According to court documents, Schiele was driving a black Dodge Ram on Highway 50 near Cave Rock at approximately 10 p.m., where authorities conducted a traffic stop.  Schiele refused to comply, and instead drove into Carson City. Schiele then headed north to Washoe County and pursuers requested assistance from the Nevada State Police and The Washoe County Sherriff’s Office.

Schiele’s truck was found disabled and abandoned on I-580 two miles south Mount Rose Highway.

At 10:45 p.m. a woman on Cookie Drive in Pleasant Valley called 911 and said a man threw a rock through the window of her truck and was attempting to take the vehicle. A short time later, she said her husband had Schiele at gunpoint. Law enforcement arrived at the scene and arrested Schiele.

As a condition of probation, he must serve 364 days in Douglas County jail. The sentence is to run concurrent with an Eldorado County case where he is currently serving a 10-year sentence.

• A 33 year old man admitted to attempted lewdness with a child under 16 Monday.

Richard Patrick Fraser, 33, faces 10 years in prison.

According to court documents, Fraser was arrested between Feb. 25 and Feb 26 after he made contact with a 15-year-old girl, whom Fraser indicated he wanted to engage in sexual contact and made arrangements to meet with her and transport her back to his home.

Sentencing is set for July 18.

• A man who damaged a parking meter because he was “frustrated with it,” was sentenced to 1-3 years in prison Monday.

Nathanial Bedell Loden, 34, was arrested July 23, 2023, after he backed a van into a parking kiosk at Harvey’s Hotel Casino at Stateline, causing over $19,000 in damage.

According to court documents, he was on parole for a Reno case when the incident occurred.

The sentence is to run consecutive with a Justice Court case.

• A $584.80 bench warrant was issued across the Western United States for Johnathan Angel Torres Monday. Torres failed to appear to court and has not paid his fees.


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