Arraignment continued to check criminal past |

Arraignment continued to check criminal past

by Sarah Hauck

Minden, Nev. — A Reno man’s arraignment was continued for a week on Monday so his lawyer could look into his criminal history.

Robert Jorgenson, 34, was arrested on a warrant June 30 for allegedly trying to sell a stolen AR-15 assault rifle.

Jorgenson denied being an ex-felon in possession of a firearm and possession of a stolen firearm. As a result of negotiations, Jorgenson pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance.

Generally, the drug charge is a category E felony, but because of Jorgenson’s criminal history it could be enhanced to a category D felony.

Jorgenson’s agreement with the state includes participation in Western Regional Drug court.

Jorgenson’s new hearing was set for July 27.

■ A California man admitted to taking several pieces of jewelry from his grandfather while he was staying with him Monday.

Joshua Lackie, 21, pleaded guilty to grand larceny.

According to court documents, Lackie’s grandfather reported the missing jewelry, coins and baseball cards after Lackie had moved out. The incidents occurred between July and November 2013.

Lackie surrendered June 22 on a warrant he said he didn’t know he had until a background check for a potential security job revealed it.

Grand larceny carries a 12-60 month sentence and a $10,000 fine. Prosecutors will recommend probation at Lackie’s Sept. 17 sentencing.