Alleged Ranchos kidnapper removed ankle monitor |

Alleged Ranchos kidnapper removed ankle monitor

by Amy Alonzo

A Gardnerville Ranchos woman facing charges including robbery, kidnapping and assault with a deadly weapon is back in custody again.

Stacy Conti-Salway, 35, was arrested May 25 on a warrant. Court documents did not state where she was arrested.

Conti-Salway was originally arrested Dec. 15 on charges that she kidnapped and held a man at gunpoint while he withdrew money from his bank. Francisco “Frankie” Perez also was arrested in the case in Yerington on Jan. 3 following a manhunt. The pair also allegedly hit the victim in the head with an aluminum baseball bat.

The pair are facing charges of kidnapping with use of a deadly weapon resulting in substantial bodily harm; robbery with a deadly weapon; battery with a deadly weapon resulting in substantial bodily harm; assault with a deadly weapon; and conspiracy to commit a robbery or kidnapping. Conti-Salway and Perez both denied the charges in January.

Conti-Salway was bailed out Feb. 6 by her mom with a $15,000 bond.

Conti-Salway was re-arrested in March after she failed a drug test when she tried to use a fake bladder and an IV bag with a urine-colored substance. She failed a subsequent test and admitted she had used methamphetamine the day before.

On March 27 she failed to appear for a random drug test. Conti-Salway also had removed her ankle monitor. Deputies found it in front of the Carson Valley Museum and Cultural Center.

According to court documents, Conti-Salway did not answer her phone. Deputies contacted her mother, who said she had last seen her daughter the day she was supposed to have tested.

Conti-Salway will appear in district court June 5 on the warrant.

A joint trial is set for Conti-Salway and Perez on Aug. 22.