Alleged death threat lands man in jail |

Alleged death threat lands man in jail

by Amy Alonzo

A Gardnerville man denied he abused and battered his parents with a deadly weapon.

Matthew C. Reeves, 58, was remanded into custody Monday during Douglas County District Court after he allegedly threatened to have the Mexican Mafia kill his parents.

Reeves was arrested June 3 following an altercation at Holbrook Station Mobile Home and RV Park.

According to court documents, Reeves had been evicted from his home and his parents, who are in their 80s, showed up to help him move out when he attacked them.

Reeves allegedly kicked his mom with a steel-toe boot causing her to receive a concussion and pushed his dad so that the elderly man received a laceration to his arm.

Reeves then apparently made a threat to his parents, through his sister, that he was going to have the Mexican Mafia kill them.

Reeves’ parents are hiding, said Michael Marty, chief investigator for the Douglas County District Attorney’s Office. They are “panicked and afraid,” he said.

His bail is set at $100,000, cash only, and his trial is set for Oct. 17.

The arraignment of a former Harrah’s table games dealer was continued until July.

Kristin L. Pfotenhauer, 25, of the Gardnerville Ranchos, was arrested in December after Harrah’s security observed her taking $3,500 in gaming chips.

Pfotenhauer later admitted she had taken about $6,000 in chips over a three- to four-month period.

Another former Harrah’s employee pleaded no contest to embezzlement.

Jorge Remigio-Madrigal, 24, of South Lake Tahoe, was arrested June 17 after he was detained by Harrah’s security for making fraudulent refunds for customers and keeping the money.

He had cocaine and paraphernalia on him at the time of his arrest.

A restitution hearing and a petition to enter drug court are set for July 17.

A Gardnerville man who failed to complete drug court will be sentenced Aug. 14.

Kevin M. Cottrell, 40, was arrested in November 2015 on a warrant following a domestic dispute.

He had methamphetamine on him at the time of his arrest. He received a deferred sentence in January 2016 that required he complete drug court, but Cottrell was recently released from drug court.

He had consumed alcohol at a graduation party.

Cottrell will be outfitted with a TAD device that will monitor any alcohol consumption and will be monitored by the Department of Alternative Sentencing.

A Minden man will remain in custody until his August sentencing.

Orlando D. Johnson, 50, was arrested May 21 behind the NAPA Auto Parts after he attempted to burglarize two vehicles at Penny Lane Consignment.

He had methamphetamine and paraphernalia on him at the time of his arrest.

He is being held on $5,000 cash-only bail until his Aug. 14 sentencing.