California man sent to prison for decade |

California man sent to prison for decade

by Sarah Hauck

A Sacramento man who has been struggling to stay out of trouble for more than 25 years, was sent back to prison.

Joel David, 46, was sentenced to 2-10 years in prison after pleading no contest to burglary.

David was arrested May 6 after security at a Stateline casino found him going through a locker that wasn’t his and taking $55.

David was also connected to a similar incident at the Mont Bleu spa, where $1,500 was taken.

His attorney explained that David’s extensive criminal history started almost immediately after his discharge from the Navy.

David was diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as well as other mental illnesses, but ignored them until recently.

His no-contest plea to the burglary charges was treated as a guilty plea.

An additional habitual felon charge was not pursued by the state because of his plea.

David was ordered to pay $1,555 in restitution.

■ A Minden man waived his right to a speedy trial on Monday.

Robert Field, 42, pleaded not guilty to taking a binder full of stamps valued at more than $5,000.

Field’s plea was entered through his attorney, while he is in Florida receiving treatment for a seizure disorder.

He is expected to return prior to his trial set to begin Jan. 12, 2016.

Field was arrested Feb. 12 after deputies responding to a report of an argument at his home discovered the stamp book.

According to police documents, Field told deputies that the book was not his, but that he had not taken it.

The owner of the book identified the collection and said he noticed the book was missing, but thought it disappeared at a stamp show.

Field allegedly took the book from the victim’s garage office while the victim was evaluating a group of stamps Field had brought to him.

Field is charged with possession of stolen property.

■ A Stateline man was placed on probation for having more than six ounces of marijuana in a closet.

Dylan Sapsford, 26, was arrested Jan. 25 after deputies found marijuana in the closet of his home.

Sapsford was a medical marijuana cardholder in the state of California because of physical and mental ailments.

He admitted he came to Nevada for a short time and had more marijuana than the state allows.

Sapsford was sentenced to 12-34 months, which was suspended so he could complete no more than three years of probation.

He was given credit for three days of time served.