Man faces battery charge in liquor store stabbing |

Man faces battery charge in liquor store stabbing

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.

■ The identity of two people is being sought in connection with the theft of $227 in perfume from Ulta Beauty at 911 Topsy Lane 4:30 p.m. Sept. 18.

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.