Man accused of wielding sword in assault attempt |

Man accused of wielding sword in assault attempt

Staff Reports

A Johnson Lane man was arrested, after he allegedly chased family members around their home with a sword and a knife.

Michael Sean Parodi, 29, was taken into custody at around 4 p.m. Friday after deputies received a report.

The victim said Parodi was frightening her, so she locked herself and his child in the bedroom. He broke down the door while carrying a sword and chased them around the kitchen island, according to court documents.

He also allegedly chased his brother with the sword. He’s facing two counts of assault with a deadly weapon and one count of child endangerment.

He is scheduled to appear in East Fork Justice Court today. Attorney Derrick Lopez was appointed to represent him.

■ A Topaz Ranch Estates man was arrested on New Year’s Eve for allegedly entering a neighbor’s home and pointing a gun at her head.

Gary Walker, 69, was taken into custody in connection with the 1:32 p.m. report.

According to court documents, the victim told deputies Walker entered her home while she was cooking and pressed the gun to her head, allegedly accusing her family of tapping his phone.

She told deputies he threatened to burn her home down and to kill her family before punching her in the throat and leaving.

Deputies couldn’t find him at the time of the report, but returned to his home later and took him into custody.

Walker denied the incident. Maria Pence was appointed to defend him.

■ A Gardnerville resident is being held on $50,000 bail for domestic violence in relation to an incident that occurred Saturday.

Tristan David Cassidy, 29, had a .079 blood alcohol content when deputies responded to his home at 8:45 p.m.

Cassidy was out of jail awaiting a hearing on a second instance of driving under the influence that allegedly occurred Nov. 13, 2015.

The victim told deputies he choked her during an argument.

■ The operators of Trinity Lutheran Preschool in Gardnerville reported on Sunday afternoon that the two right side tires of the van were slashed.

The van was last seen with all its tires inflated on New Year’s Eve.

■ On Friday afternoon, a man was reported walking along Hussman Avenue taking pictures of vehicle license plates. The man was reported to be of Hispanic appearance, in his 20s, and wearing a baseball cap, a jacket and a necklace with a marijuana leaf on it.

While the deputy was on the scene, another call was received from an address further up Hussman. The deputy found shoe prints in the snow and followed them under a chainlink fence. They led to a section of a wooden fence that was broken out.

■ Store security reported that a man walked out of the Topsy Lane Walmart at around 9:20 p.m. Saturday with a toolbox suspected to contain a Bostich drill and impact driver.

The man was described as wearing a black jacket, beanie and blue jeans.

The items are valued at $148.