Man with ‘lead foot’ granted probation
Two men received probation following sentences in District Court on Monday.
Joshua L. Patterson, 28, of Carson City was granted three years probation for attempted eluding from a peace officer. He was arrested March 1, 2016, after a brief chase through Gardnerville.
According to reports, deputies first tried to pull Patterson’s motorcycle over at Buckeye and Highway 395 but were unable to catch him. Patterson was allegedly driving about 120 mph when deputies clocked him on Ironwood Drive, swerving in and out of vehicles and driving on the road divider. Deputies identified him by his motorcycle and tattoos and attempted to convince Patterson to turn himself in multiple times before arrest.
In court, Patterson told Judge Thomas Gregory that he had headphones on and hadn’t heard the deputies attempt to pull him over. He also said he grew up in a racing family so he was used to having a “lead foot” as he has been ticketed for 21 other traffic infractions over the last decade.
Gregory granted Patterson probation with a suspended sentence of 48 months with parole eligibility after 12. As part of his parole, Patterson is not permitted to drive at first until proven he can handle the responsibility and then if he receives any moving violations, his probation will be revoked.
Colten K. Coralles, 23, was also granted probation for domestic battery and drug charges.
Coralles was arrested June 1, 2016, after deputies responded to reports of a man throwing a woman to the ground at the Stateline CVS.
The court granted him probation for three years. Coralles’ sentence would be a minimum of 12 months and because he had already served seven, the court decided probation would be a tougher alternative in this case. With probation instead of prison time, he would be under supervision for years and not months to try and get clean and change his life around.