Man in custody in Stateline attack
A New Mexico man who was camping near Kahle Drive faces numerous charges related to an alleged attack on a Stateline woman.
Jerry Hipley, 24, of Ruidoso, N.M., was arrested on 9 p.m. Aug. 19 after deputies responded to a report of a home invasion in the apartments near Kahle Meadow.
According to the sheriff’s report, the victim told deputies she was talking to Hipley’s girlfriend when in her car when Hipley ran up and started yelling about his dog.
Hipley allegedly pulled the victim out of her car and started hitting her, knocking out a tooth.
The woman escaped and ran into her apartment, where Hipley allegedly knocked down her locked door, tackled her and took her cell phone after she threatened to call police.
Hipley and his girlfriend left the apartment for their campsite.
When deputies arrived at the scene the victim was still locked in her bathroom talking to dispatchers.
■ An Aug. 15 collision in the Gardnerville Ranchos resulted in the immolation of a vehicle and the arrest of the driver.
The incident occurred 1:30 a.m. at the intersection of Cardinal and Hornet when deputies responded to a report of an explosion.
Deputies contacted the owner of a 2000 Isuzu that was on fire, who told them he turned onto Cardinal and lost control of the vehicle when he tried to switch gears. He hit a parked Toyota pickup.
The driver allegedly told deputies he’d been drinking. A preliminary breath test revealed a .09 percent blood alcohol content.
He was taken into custody, taken to Carson Valley Medical Center for medical clearance and then booked. A blood draw was conducted at the hospital and the driver was booked into jail.