Man who shot dog gets jail in violation
A Gardnerville man said he would be leaving for Texas just as soon as he gets out of jail for violating his suspended sentence by drinking alcohol and having a dog.
James Skiman, 63, was arrested in December after an alternative sentence officer turned up at his home.
The officer was bitten by one of the two dogs Skiman had in the house, and then found that Skiman had been drinking.
“So the only time you violated your suspended sentence by having the dogs at your house was the day the alternative sentencing officer showed up,” East Fork Justice of the Peace Tom Perkins asked.
Skiman served 90 days for shooting Banner the rescue dog at his Gardnerville Ranchos home on Nov. 19, 2013. Banner, an 11-year-old English pointer mix was a biter, and had bitten Skiman in the past. That day the dog bit Skiman’s lip, so he shot at the dog, hitting it eight times, while reloading his handgun twice. In all he shot at the dog 27 times, and was still firing when deputies arrived at his home.
Skiman’s attorney Jamie Henry said that Skiman cooked the dogs meals, which Perkins pointed out might also be considered a violation of the court order.
His suspended sentence expires in March.
■ A Minden man was arrested early Tuesday morning after a deputy pulled over the vehicle in which he was a passenger.
Taylor Monge, 23, was booked on drug charges in lieu of $12,566 bail after his 3:40 a.m. arrest.
Jamie Henry was appointed to represent Monge. He is scheduled to appear in East Fork Justice Court on Wednesday.
■ A Gardnerville man waived a preliminary hearing indicating through his attorney that he planned to admit one count of felony theft.
Daniel Redding, 23, appeared in East Fork Justice Court on Wednesday.
Redding is accused of being inside the Jacks Valley Target. The resolution of the case also included Redding pleading guilty to misdemeanor battery in another incident.