Felon faces robbery charge
A man serving a prison sentence for sales of a controlled substance is facing more time for allegedly brandishing a blade at a security guard during a theft.
Dalton Forbes, 21, appeared in East Fork Justice Court on Monday in connection with a Feb. 19 incident in which he took a set of $80 earbuds from the Walmart.
Forbes was the subject of a Secret Witness bulletin where he allegedly produced a knife after being asked to stop. According to court documents three callers identified Forbes as the person in the photo.
Maria Pence was appointed as his attorney and he will return to court on Nov. 2.
Forbes was sentenced to 12-30 months prison in April. He has credit for 210 days time served.
If convicted of robbery, he could face a substantial prison sentence.
■ A Minden man is facing felony drug charges after a shipment of Ecstasy addressed to him was intercepted by the Department of Homeland Security in Chicago.
Ryan Lippincott, 20, appeared in East Fork Justice Court on Monday where he said he would hire his own attorney. Reno attorney David Houston is representing Lippincott. A Nov. 19 hearing was set in the case
According to court documents, authorities were alerted to the package and conducted a controlled delivery on Oct. 20. A search warrant was executed, and Lippincott was taken into custody.
The package allegedly contained almost half a pound of the drug.
■ A woman arrested for being an ex-felon in possession of a firearm and a half-dozen misdemeanors related to an Oct. 19 collision in Indian Hills denied the gun was stolen.
Crystal Charlie Dean, 39, was taken into custody after she was found with a loaded weapon in the floorboard of the vehicle she was driving after a background check revealed she was a convicted felon.
Dean was allegedly under the influence at the time of the 5:03 p.m. wreck. A blood alcohol test revealed she had a .185 blood alcohol content.
Dean’s bail was left at $27,345, and attorney Kris Brown was appointed to represent her.
■ A Stateline man facing a felony instances of driving under the influence posted $11,000 cash bail and was ordered to wear a transdermal alcohol detector.
Michael Joseph Meyer, 54, was given a Nov. 7 court date.