Man faces prison in February 2015 car theft |

Man faces prison in February 2015 car theft

by Amy Alonzo

A man who formerly denied stealing a car changed his plea and admitted guilt Tuesday in Douglas County District Court.

Ronnie L. Rayon, 33, admitted to theft and attempted perjury.

On February 2015 he took a red Toyota Camry parked at the Carson Valley Inn that didn't belong to him and drove it California before abandoning it.

During a November court hearing Rayon falsely testified that he missed a previous court appearance because he was in jail in Santa Clara.

Rayon faces up to 60 months in prison and a $10,000 fine for the theft charges and anywhere from 364 days in jail to 48 months in prison and a $2,000-$5,000 fine for the perjury charge.

His sentencing is set for April 25.

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An April sentencing was set for a Gardnerville Ranchos man facing prison time.

Logan M. Schwartz, 28, broke into Neighborhood Burgers in Stateline in June and stole about $1,200. Schwartz had worked at the restaurant before being let go in January.

According to court documents, he was let go for possibly stealing money and acting strange during his employment. At the time of his arrest he tested positive for methamphetamine and opiates.

Schwartz has a March 2014 burglary conviction in Douglas County. Because of his prior conviction he is not eligible for probation.

Schwartz's attorney is seeking 36 months in prison rather than the maximum punishment of 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine as part of a plea agreement.

He will remain in custody until his April 18 sentencing.

A 19-year-old Carson City man will remain in custody until he starts attending Western Nevada Drug Court.

Christopher R. Olson admitted to possessing methamphetamine in February. Olson told Young he's used methamphetamine since he was 14.

A deputy on Feb. 10 saw Olson walking on Mica Drive during a storm. The deputy asked Olson if he was OK, and Olson reached toward his waist area and then ran away.

The deputy pursued him to Vista Grand Boulevard, where Olson stood in a field with his hands over his head.

Three bags of methamphetamine were found on him when he was detained.

He had two outstanding warrants at the time of his arrest.

A Gardnerville Ranchos woman will attend Western Nevada Regional Drug Court for selling methamphetamine.

Kayley M. Lopez-Toney, 23, sold a total of 8 grams of methamphetamine in three separate September and October transactions. Lopez-Toney was arrested in November.

She brought sobriety chips to her sentencing, and told Judge Tod Young she has been sober for two months. She has gained 18 pounds since being sober, she told him. She said she weighed 85 pounds when she was arrested.