Dayton man has probation revoked for failure to comply |

Dayton man has probation revoked for failure to comply

by Sarah Hauck

A Dayton man had his probation revoked after failing to follow any court orders after his release.

Travis Schwichtenberg, 29, was released from custody on probation on Jan. 12 in order to begin substance abuse counseling.

Since his release Schwichtenberg has failed to meet with a counselor to be evaluated and start treatment.

He admitted after his release he went to California to be with his grandfather who was dying from lung cancer.

While there, when police came to his parent’s house to arrest him for violating his probation, he ran out the back door and hid in a shed.

Schwichtenberg admitted he realized running would be a bad idea.

“I know what I did was wrong and I am willing to take responsibility for what the court decides,” he said Monday.

Judge David Gamble revoked his probation and imposed his 12-36 month sentence for theft.

He was given credit for 388 days of time served.

A Gardnerville man was released from custody to get his health in order to qualify for an inpatient-treatment program.

Steven Alumbaugh, 50, was arrested Feb. 23 for showing up to his monthly probation meeting smelling of alcohol.

Alumbaugh has been in custody waiting for acceptance into an inpatient treatment center.

However, dealing with dental and cardiac issues have caused his application to be placed in a pending status until he can finalize diagnosis and treatment of those problems.

Alumbaugh has been on probation since July 20, 2012, for failure to maintain or support child.

According to court documents Alumbaugh owes $36,060.27 in back child support.

Alumbaugh’s probation was reinstated until Oct. 27, 2017.

He was released on his own recognizance to see his cardiologist and finish the treatment needed for his dental issues.

The appointments will determine if he is able to return to work to start paying back the owed child support, or to complete his application for disability.

Alumbaugh was also ordered to attend daily 12-step meetings, and attend out patient treatment in Washoe County where he will be living.

He is to appear in court May 18 to check the status of his inpatient-treatment program application.

A Carson City man had his diversion extended after failing to comply with his probation.

Christopher Thomann, 38, had his diversion program extended for a year after he admitted to only doing the bare minimum to comply with his probation.

Thomann was also charged with two misdemeanor drug charges in Washoe County for having marijuana in his vehicle, claiming to be saving it for when he got off probation.

He was arrested Dec. 16, 2011, for sale of a controlled substance and maintaining a place for unlawful use of a controlled substance.

Thomann was placed on diversion to avoid the felonies on his record, which was supposed to expire in June.

He was originally ordered to be working a 12-step program, providing monthly progress reports and looking for a job five times a day to be in compliance with his program.

However, there was no documentation to prove any activity.

Judge Gamble extended his diversion with a harsh warning.

“You have to dramatically change,” Gamble said. “All of this needs to become a way of life and this needs to become important to you.”

A Sun Valley man had his probation reinstated after being charged with a felony in Washoe County.

Michael Jackson, 20, was arrested May 28, 2013, for being in a vehicle driven by a 14-year-old.

He was charged with principle to unlawful taking of a motor vehicle September 2, 2014, and was placed on probation for the gross misdemeanor.

Jackson was charged with conspiracy to commit burglary in Washoe County and received a suspended 12-48 month sentence and was placed on probation.

Because he was placed on probation in Washoe County while on probation in Douglas, Judge David Gamble decided to reinstate his probation for the vehicle theft, one time.

“I feel it is appropriate to reinstate him just once since he was placed on probation in Washoe,” Gamble said. “As young as you are you need to change something because you can’t live life like this.”

A Gardnerville man was given a second chance at reform after quitting 190-day regimental boot camp.

Patrick Adams, 19, was sent to the boot camp December 31, 2014, after admitting to several probation violations and having an issue dealing with his probation officer.

He was originally arrested February 27, 2014, for stealing a truck from a Ranchos residence.

He abandoned the vehicle after it got stuck in the mud on Sawmill Road.

Adams also has a felony forgery charge that was suspended for two years pending the outcome of his boot camp performance.

Adams said he left the boot camp after three weeks because he felt it was not going to help him recover from his addiction to methamphetamine or pills, and he accepted the chance at boot camp as a secondary choice to Salvation Army.

Deputy District Attorney Erik Levin warned Adams that is he leaves the program, he will got to prison.

“If he doesn’t successfully complete this he’s out of excuses and only has one option left,” Levin said.

If he completes the program, the forgery charge would be dismissed and he would be able to withdrawal his guilty plea from his gross misdemeanor unlawful taking of a motor vehicle, as well as be discharged from probation.

Adams’ gross misdemeanor charge carries a sentence of 364 days in jail.