Man admits involvement in Kings Lane burglary
July 10, 2018
A Gardnerville man faces up to a decade in prison after he admitted to being a principal to a Kings Lane burglary involving a firearm.
Michael Luis Cota Jr., 19, appeared in Douglas County District Court on Monday where he admitted to a count of principal to grand larceny of a firearm.
The maximum sentence on the charge is 10 years and a $10,000 fine.
However, in a plea deal that includes his testimony against the man who arranged to sell the weapon, prosecutors agreed to recommend 12-60 months in prison. He could also get probation.
According to court documents, Cota is accused of conspiring with a 14-year-old to climb into the Kings Lane home through a window on Feb. 13.
Cota is scheduled to be sentenced on Sept. 10.
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