Arraignment continued for man accused of molesting minor |

Arraignment continued for man accused of molesting minor

by Amy Alonzo

The arraignment of an Oregon man accused of sexually assaulting a minor was continued until next week because no interpreter was present Tuesday in Douglas County District Court.

Juan G. Ramirez-Vargas, 45, is accused of entering the bed of a 7-year-old female in March 2016 at an apartment at the Ironwood subdivision in Minden and assaulting her. He is charged with sexual assault of a child under 14 and lewdness with a child under 14.

Ramirez-Vargas is the subject of the first criminal indictment issued by the Douglas County Grand Jury.

He was arrested in Clackamas County, Ore., on March 24 and extradited to Douglas County on April 28.

He is being held on $50,000 bail.

A Gardnerville man who did not complete drug court will be sentenced in July.

Blane Frazier, 59, was arrested July 7 following a hit and run near Sharkey’s Casino. Frazier left the scene of the accident and deputies found his vehicle at a nearby residence. He appeared intoxicated and told deputies he had taken a Wellbutrin and Avatan.

According to court documents, he has one prior arrest within the last seven years for driving under the influence.

Frazier was ordered to attend DUI diversion court, but he recently was removed from the court.

He will be sentenced July 11.

A transient man was ordered to complete drug court.

Christian A. Fletcher, 49, was arrested March 4 after he was spotted walking his bike down Plymouth Drive while intoxicated. Deputies reported he was swerving in the lane and had a .267 breath alcohol concentration.

He yelled profanities, struggled and spit on a deputy’s face after he was arrested.

Fletcher had previously entered a guilty plea to battery by a prisoner. He was sentenced to 30 months in prison, with the sentence suspended pending his successful completion of drug court.

A Gardnerville man will spend the next two weeks in jail before he is dishonorably discharged from probation.

Joshua K. Wright, 34, has five children by three different moms. He has custody of three of his five children and was ordered to make payments of $563 per month for the other two children, but has not been paying. He owes more than $20,000.

Wright admitted he has not made payments, and that he also violated his probation by traveling out of the state.

“Sending him to prison is going to do more harm than good,” said defense attorney Kris Brown. “He just doesn’t have the money.”

Wright’s probation was revoked, then reinstated.

After he is released from jail his probation will be dishonorably discharged.

A Gardnerville Ranchos man is headed to prison after violating his probation.

Aaron J. Masters, 39, was arrested May 22 for violating his probation by drinking. As of March 2016 he owed about $73,000 in child support, and he had previously been arrested on drug charges.

Masters had originally been sentenced to 12-36 months in prison. He gets credit for 170 days served.