Man in custody after failing to appear in court |

Man in custody after failing to appear in court

Staff Reports

A man who was being sought for failing to appear for a district court hearing was back in Douglas County custody on Thursday.

A nationwide no-bail bench warrant was issued on May 24 for James Branson Cook, 25.

The hearing was for a motion to revoke his probation on a 19-48 month prison sentence for theft of a stack of video games, including several copies of “Grand Theft Auto.”

He was also on probation for intimidating a witness in connection with a scuffle while he was serving a six-month jail sentence as a condition of his probation.

■ A Johnson Lane man was taken into custody early Sunday after dispatchers could allegedly hear him breaking a cell phone on his roommate’s head.

Perry Madsen, 54, appeared in East Fork Justice Court on Monday where attorney Derrick Lopez was appointed to represent him.

Deputies responded to an address on Clapham Lane after the 66-year-old victim called 911 saying he was destroying things in the home.

During the call, Madsen allegedly broke down the door to her room and started hitting her on the head with the cell phone.

Dispatchers reported hearing a man on the other end of the line.

According to court documents, he is facing a felony charge of coercion, as well as misdemeanor domestic battery and destruction of the cell phone.

■ A Carson City man who allegedly told deputies he was smoking heroin in his car is being held on a warrant for probation violation out of South Lake Tahoe

Jacob Frank Newell, 24, was arrested after someone reported him smoking something in his car in the Target parking lot on Sunday.

Deputies staked out his car and when he returned, they took him into custody for driving on an expired registration.

■ A Sparks woman was arrested on Wednesday for drunken driving after she allegedly struck the rear of a semi truck at Highway 395 and Riverview.

According to East Fork Court documents, the 30-year-old continued southbound after the truck pulled over and then missed a right turn onto China Spring Road.

After the vehicle landed, she left the scene on foot, but was returned to the scene by a deputy.

She was taken to Carson Valley Medical Center before being booked. She bailed out and was ordered to appear in court on Sept. 12.

■ A 39-year-old Reno man was arrested Sunday night after he allegedly ran a stop sign in the Gardnerville Ranchos.

His bail was reduced to $3,003 on Monday on a charge of second instance of driving under the influence.

According to court documents, the man had a .295 blood alcohol content when he was booked.

■ An Indian Hills resident reported on Firday that someone had painted graffiti on the outside of his fence.

The home located in the 800 block of Meadow Vista Circle had the words “Goon Squad,” and something that was unreadable painted in white paint across 14 fence boards.