Man faces felony DUI |

Man faces felony DUI

A Gardnerville man, who was convicted in a 2010 vehicular manslaughter, was in East Fork Justice Court on Friday facing a felony charge of drunken driving.

David Delgadillo, 25, was arrested on Dec. 21 after it was reported a Dodge sedan was driving on the wrong side of the road.

According to court documents, a witness said he saw Delgadillo behind the wheel westbound on Pinenut Road when the car veered into the oncoming lanes, nearly hitting another vehicle head-on.

The occupants of the Dodge stopped near the Muller Parkway roundabout and switched places, the witness said. Deputies found the Dodge on Kimmerling. Both occupants of the vehicle were taken into custody on DUI charges.

On Friday East Fork Justice of the Peace Tom Perkins lowered Delgadillo’s bail to $10,000, and told him if he was released he would be required to wear a transdermal alcohol device to determine if he’d been drinking.

Delgadillo was the driver of the vehicle in the June 5, 2010, death of Michael A. Lombardo IV.

■A Gardnerville Ranchos man spent Christmas in jail after he was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly threatening to kill his stepson if he came to the house.

Kenton Duffy, 55, admitted to a misdemeanor threats charge and was given a suspended six-month jail sentence on Friday.

Duffy, who graduated from Western Regional Drug Court after being sent there three years ago, said he’d started drinking six months ago and was intoxicated when the incident occurred.

Justice of the Peace Tom Perkins ordered that he refrain from drinking alcohol for the next two years and attend counseling.

■ A Roseville, Calif., woman who said she came to Carson Valley to be with an old flame she reconnected with on FaceBook was ordered to stay away from him after she admitted a domestic battery charge on Friday.

Melanie Jean Sewell, 43, was booked into Douglas County Jail on Tuesday after deputies responded to Heybourne Road.

The man had scratches to his face.

Sewell is scheduled to be sentenced Jan. 2, 2015.