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South county man released to seek treatment

A Topaz Ranch Estates man accused of entering a neighbor's home and putting a gun to a teenager's head will be released from jail to seek treatment.

Gary Walker, 69, was ordered to go directly to the Veterans Hospital in Reno, and not to return to Douglas County except for court proceedings or to consult with his attorney.

Walker was arrested on New Year's Eve after he entered the girl's house while she was cooking and allegedly held a gun to her head claiming the family was tapping his cell phone.

Senior Justice Steve McMorris approved the conditions of Walker's release, including that he wear a global positioning system to monitor his location, obtain a mental health evaluation, comply with the recommended treatment, not possess firearms, drugs or alcohol.

If for some reason he is discharged, he is required to report to the Douglas County Jail.

Attorney Maria Pence said Walker expects to admit a felony in connection with the case. Under an agreement with the prosecution, Walker would receive probation on condition he participates in veterans court in Reno.

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