Prison for man who skipped drug court
March 28, 2017
A South Lake Tahoe man who admitted to violating his probation was sentenced in Douglas County District Court Monday to up to four years in the Nevada Department of Corrections.
Sean F. Walton, 31, was detained in July for trespassing at MontBleu Casino by security.
When deputies arrived, they found a bag of methamphetamine, a jar of marijuana, three needles, a lighter and a butane torch in his backpack.
Walton in September was ordered to attend drug court as a term of his probation. He never attended the drug court.
On Feb. 16 Walton was arrested in El Dorado County for driving without a license and possession of a controlled substance.
Walton gets credit for 115 days served.
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A second South Lake Tahoe man also admitted Monday to violating his probation and was ordered to spend up to four years in prison.
Eric M. Malone, 32, was arrested in November 2015 for stealing a computer tower from Starbucks at Harveys Casino in Stateline, a purse and a cell phone.
His 48-month-sentence was deferred while he attended treatment.
Malone admitted Monday to failing to complete his treatment program, pay restitution or provide proof of employment.
On March 7 he was arrested for trespassing and possession of a controlled substance.
"I have had a drug issue for a long time," he said. "I need some help."
Malone gets credit for 116 days served.
A Carson City man who violated his bail conditions will remain in custody until his May trial unless he can post additional bail.
Joshua L. Patterson, 28, was arrested in October following a high-speed motorcycle chase on Highway 395 north of Minden. Patterson reportedly traveled at up to 120 mph.
Patterson violated his bail by missing a mandatory drug test.
Judge Thomas Gregory forfeited Patterson's $2,500 bail and set a new bail of $5,000 cash only.
A Gardnerville man who admitted to embezzlement will remain in custody until he can enter an inpatient treatment program.
Erik J. Edwards, 22, was arrested March 8 for taking $1,240 in cash and five smartphones from the Gardnerville Verizon store, where he was an employee.
Edwards told Gregory he has been a heroin addict for the past four years.
In addition to being ordered to attend treatment Edwards was ordered to pay $4,300 in restitution to Verizon.
A Yerington man who terminated himself from Veteran's Court was released from custody on his own recognizance.
Christopher Goodman, 33, was arrested in 2015 for assault with a deadly weapon after he flashed a gun at another driver on Highway 395.
In March 2016 Goodman was ordered to attend Veterans Court. Goodman stopped attending just 10 days short of completing his state-mandated year, said defense attorney Matthew Ence.
During his time with the Veterans Court, Goodman failed seven of 11 tests — five were dilute and two tested positive for alcohol, according to court documents.
Goodman is set to return for a hearing in June.
A Minden woman with a methamphetamine habit who admitted to stealing from her employer was ordered to attend drug court.
Camille R. Rasavage, 36, was arrested Jan. 1 for taking nearly $2,000 in cash from Carson City Orthodontics, as well as an unknown amount of gift cards and checks.
A search of her home at the time of her arrest unearthed a methamphetamine pipe with residue and credit cards belonging to other people.
A California woman will be sentenced in June for attempted grand larceny.
Stacy L. Reggiani, 36, of Gilroy, admitted she took a 2004 black Mercedes that belonged to another hotel guest in December from the valet at a Stateline-area hotel.
Reggiani drove the Mercedes to Roseville, Calif. where she said she left it in a casino parking lot with the keys inside. Reggiani said she had permission to take and drive the vehicle.
Her sentencing is set for June 5.