Man who fled scene of wreck faces prison
A Stateline man admitted causing a three-vehicle car wreck on Kingsbury Grade in April.
William Jerome Carnes II, 38, faces up to 10 years in prison after he admitted to a count of failure to stop at the scene of an accident involving an injury.
Carnes fled from the scene of the April 18 collision that occurred 6:30 p.m. near the Chart House.
According to the Nevada Highway Patrol, Carnes was driving a red Hyundai into the opposing lane and crashing into two vehicles.
According to court documents, a license plate on the Hyundai belonged to a Subaru registered to Carnes and there was a document in the vehicle with Carnes’ name on it.
A warrant was issued for Carnes’ arrest after one of the other drivers identified him. He was arrested July 3 after he caused a commotion on Kingsbury Grade, prompting deputies to detain him until they learned his identity.
In a deal with prosecutors, other charges connected with the collision will be dismissed.
Carnes is scheduled to be sentenced Oct. 1.
■ A Carson City man is denying charges of home invasion and assault with a deadly weapon.
Gray Allan Dillishaw, 20, is accused of breaking into an Indian Hills home wearing a ski mask and carrying a tactical tomahawk and menacing the homeowner.
He was arrested July 3 in Carson City on a warrant issued out of East Fork Justice Court.
On Tuesday, Dillishaw entered not guilty pleas to both charges and a three-day trial was set for Nov. 20-22.
Dillishaw is being held in lieu of $25,000 cash or bond bail, which prosecutor Matt Johnson argued should be higher.
Attorney Ken Stover argued that Dillishaw’s mother has no intention of bailing her son out of jail.
He said his client is seeking inpatient treatment for his drug issues, but asked the judge to rule that Johnson couldn’t use any information on the application for treatment against his client.
If convicted at trial, Dillishaw could face between 3 and 21 years in prison if the sentences were run consecutively.
■ A Sparks man was ordered into longterm treatment as part of a diversion program that includes paying $4,749 in restitution.
Kyle Earl Dean, 26, was arrested in Indian Hills while apparently changing the license plates on a Toyota Camry that didn’t belong to him.
Dean pleaded guilty to possession of a stolen vehicle and a controlled substance at his arraignment in June.
Should he fail the diversion, he could face up to nine years in prison, should sentences in the two charges run consecutively.
The owner of the Toyota is an aspiring pro golfer who said all his clubs were in the car when it was taken and were not recovered. The stereo system was also removed.
Dean has been in custody since his May 31 arrest, where he was found with 9.6 grams of hash oil.
■ A Sparks woman received two concurrent 12-34-month prison sentences for uttering a forged instrument and possession of a controlled substance.
Ayshea Qureshi, 30, was arrested Jan. 26 in Gardnerville after she was pulled over for driving a vehicle without license plates
Deputies allegedly found fake currency and drugs in her possession.
■ A South Lake Tahoe man who picked up three packages of Ecstacy for another man was sentenced to 113 days in jail for attempt to commit conspiracy to violate the uniform controlled substances act.
Sean A. Robinson, 29, was sentenced to a gross misdemeanor in connection with the case against Michael T. Culletto, who was convicted by a jury and sentenced to 10 years to life in prison for trafficking July 15.
Robinson said he got the packages at Culletto’s request. The two men were arrested Sept. 19, 2018.
■ A former Elko man admitted to a count of grand larceny after he took and pawned items worth more than $5,000 after he moved out of a Carson Valley home.
Steven M. Pacheco, 50, pleaded guilty on Monday, according to a court document. He was ordered held without bail, unless he can get into an inpatient program. In exchange for his plea and paying $800 in restitution, prosecutors agreed to only seek 19-48 months in prison.
The charge carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison.
■ A Johnson Lane woman who was found to be carrying more than an ounce of methamphetamine and 3.4 grams of heroin admitted to transport of a controlled substance.
Erica Cervantes, 42, was arrested on June 21 after deputies pulled over a vehicle she was riding in. A sniff by a drug dog revealed the contraband.
In exchange for her guilty plea, prosecutors agreed to recommend probation. She faces a maximum of 1-6 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.