Gardnerville man gets prison after jail battery
August 24, 2015
A Gardnerville man, who was serving a six-month sentence for punching a man in the face in April, will go to prison for 18-60 months for doing the same thing to a fellow inmate.
Nicholas Langston, 32, was serving a jail sentence at the time of the battery. He admitted to punching another inmate and then kicking him after he'd fallen.
District Judge Tom Gregory ordered the rest of Langston's jail sentence run concurrent to his prison time on Monday. Langston won't get credit for time served.
■ A $10,000 cash warrant was issued for the arrest of a man who is facing trafficking charges in connection with his May arrest.
Johnathan Angel Torres, 24, of Sacramento, was arrested during a May 22 traffic stop at Foothill Road and Kingsbury Grade.
After making bail, Torres was back in custody after his 3-year-old son got out of the house where he and the codefendant in the case were staying and was the subject of a reverse 911 call.
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District Judge Tom Gregory issued the warrant for the 11 Western States.
■ A Gardnerville man, who showed up in the middle of a drug arrest to pick up his order, was ordered to spend 60 days in jail as part of his probation.
Joshua Edwards, 29, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance. Attorney Jamie Henry conceded that Edwards' probation wasn't mandatory, due to prior felony convictions.
Edwards also failed to attend an interview with Parole and Probation, and admitted to testing positive for marijuana and opiates while he was awaiting sentencing.
He received a suspended 12-30-month prison sentence on condition.
■ A man who went to prison for taking a big screen television out of the Gardnerville Walmart in 2013, was ordered to pay $50 a month in restitution now that he's free.
Logan M. Schwartz, 27, was sentenced to 13-48 months in March 2014. He owes around $900 in restitution, and had already made a $50 payment when he appeared in court on Monday.