Man in custody in video game theft |

Man in custody in video game theft

Douglas County Sheriff’s Office |

A man who admitted to grand larceny for stealing video games, including 10 copies of “Grand Theft Auto,” is back in Douglas County custody after he failed to appear for sentencing two weeks ago.

James Branson Cook, 24, is being held in lieu of $10,000 bail.

Cook is also accused of taking nine copies of “Call of Duty,” and five copies of “Far Cry,” while an accomplice distracted the clerk at the Topsy Lane GameStop in December.

Combined the games were allegedly worth more than $1,400.

■ A 61-year-old Carson City man who was arrested on July 2 after officers found 50 marijuana plants in his apartment is accused of selling harder drugs in Douglas County.

Dennis Myers is being held on nine drug-related charges in connection with heroin, methamphetamine and oxycontin sales.

He appeared in East Fork Justice Court on Wednesday where he waived his right to a speedy hearing. He is scheduled to return to justice court on Aug. 5 with his appointed attorney, Maria Pence.

Myers’ Carson City neighbors said the drip system he was using to grow the plants overflowed and shorted out the electricity in the apartment below him.

The Douglas County warrant was issued a week after he was taken into custody in Carson City.

■ A Reno man was sentenced to six months in jail after he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor theft and agreed to stay out of Target.

Tommie Anderson, 42, was one of four people arrested after an incident in which they tried to return goods stolen from the Jacks Valley store.

Anderson is also supposed to pay $1,000 restitution.

After he serves his sentence in Douglas County, he also agreed to waive extradition to Washington State, where he’s wanted on a felony charge of eluding capture.

East Fork Justice of the Peace Tom Perkins pointed out to Anderson that none of the people he was arrested with were still in custody.

Arrested with Anderson on the Target charges were Reno residents Rebecca Ervin, Josiah Perkins and Jagger Garcia Toussant.

Ervin, 29, and Garcia-Toussant, 22, were released and face Aug. 12 hearings on misdemeanor charges related to the thefts. Charges against Perkins were dropped.