Man faces battery charge in liquor store stabbing
October 8, 2016
Charges of battery with a deadly weapon and burglary have been filed against a Gardnerville man who stabbed someone.
David Lester James, 51, is being held in Douglas County jail on $200,000 bail after appearing in East Fork Justice Court on Wednesday.
James is accused of walking into Ranchos Liquor with an open pocketknife and stabbing a man in the side with it.
He is scheduled to return to court on Wednesday with his attorney Kris Brown.
According to court documents, James has a criminal history dating back to 1983.
He was on probation for a 2015 case in which he admitted to punching a bartender in the face.
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According to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, a man is described as having shaved brown hair, wearing a teal plaid shirt, black T-Shirt and Converse shoes. The woman was wearing a white tank top, black leggings and white shoes, with a yellow metal cross necklace.
They went to the fragrance section, selected four containers and left with the items in their pocket.
They both left in a black import "race type" car with an orange spoiler and an orange rear car emblem.
A reward is being offered for information leading to a conviction. Callers need not reveal their identity.
Anyone with information is asked to call Douglas County Dispatch at 775-782-5126 or Douglas County Secret Witness at 775-782-7463 or Investigator Ed Garren at 775-782-9907.