Jacks Valley man strikes deal in injury wreck
October 17, 2016
A Jacks Valley man faces prison in a plea deal on a felony hit and run that occurred last summer.
Jeremy Means, 28, waived his preliminary hearing in East Fork Justice Court on Wednesday.
Attorney Derrick Lopez said that Means expects to plead guilty to one count of driving under the influence with substantially bodily harm, a Class B felony.
In exchange for his plea, prosecutors will recommend a sentence of 2-5 years in prison. Lopez said Means would not seek probation under the deal.
Means is scheduled to appear for arraignment on Oct. 31, where he could also decide to deny the charge and seek a jury trial.
According to court documents, the collision occurred at the intersection of Jacks Valley Road and Silverado when Means failed to stop for a motorist who was turning.
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He allegedly left the scene, but was found at his Cindy Trail home, lying unconscious on his bed with a towel wrapped around him.
■ A Gardnerville man faces prison in Missouri after he admitted on Wednesday to misdemeanor charges of battery and resisting arrest.
Sean Andrew Maxwell, 40, was sentenced to six months in jail in connection with a Sept. 11 incident.
East Fork Justice of the Peace Tom Perkins told jailers that if Missouri wanted Maxwell earlier that was OK with him.
"I don't think Douglas County should house him any longer than necessary," Perkins said. "If he's going back to Missouri, let's let him go."
Maxwell was arrested Sept. 11 after deputies responded to a report of a man who accosted a couple in downtown Gardnerville.
According to the couple, Maxwell approached them and asked for a light at 11 p.m. When told they didn't have one, he allegedly threw a beer at the man.
When deputies arrived Maxwell fought them, requiring them to use their batons and a Taser.
According to the sheriff's report, he was still struggling when he arrived in the jail and had to be put in the restraint chair.
Maxwell was too intoxicated the following morning to be arraigned.
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