Carson man given chance to complete Mental Health Court |

Carson man given chance to complete Mental Health Court

by Sarah Hauck

A Carson City man was ordered to complete mental health court after being unable to participate in his original diversion

Joshua Hurin, 19, was ordered to complete the special program out of Carson City after being returned from the regimental boot camp.

Hurin was taken into custody June 1 after he was returned from the regimental discipline program he was ordered to attend.

The program was unable to accept Hurin because of underlying issues with his mental health and the medication he takes.

Hurin told the court that Mental Health Court will be more beneficial to him than the regimental boot camp.

“The evaluation brought stuff up that I’ve been blocking out for years,” he said. “I want some help. I can’t deal with these things on my own. I’m ready to take this serious.”

Hurin was released from custody on June 29 and tested positive for marijuana the next day.

He had another positive test a little over two weeks later.

Judge Thomas Gregory warned him that if he uses drugs again during Mental Health Court, he will be spending time in jail.

“If you’re going to be successful with this program you have to be honest with yourself and not using marijuana needs to be part of that,” he said. “Addressing your mental health as well as the marijuana use has to be done if you want to turn your life around.”

Hurin originally turned himself in on Dec. 31, 2014, after admitting to taking more than 20 pieces of jewelry from his grandmother and pawning it over a six-month period.

He was also ordered to pay $1,400 to his grandmother, $982 to Northern Nevada Coin and $15 to Super Pawn in restitution for the pawned items.

Hurin was also told to be working or completing 100 hours of community service.

If Hurin completes Mental Health Court he could withdrawal his guilty plea to grand larceny.

If not he faces 1-5 years in prison.