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.
■ A woman who admitted to theft for shoplifting at the Walmart is facing a prison sentence for violating her parole, her attorney said on Wednesday.
Tiffanie Joann Collins, 40, faces 60 days in jail after she pleaded guilty to theft in a March 2 incident.
Collins is on a hold from the Nevada Department of Corrections. Attorney Maria Pence said she expects Collins will be going to prison for several years.
■ A Minden man pleaded guilty to misdemeanor failure to register as a felon on Wednesday.
Robert Logan was arrested on Tuesday by deputies and parole officers.
He was ordered to spend five days in jail. There’s a hold on Logan out of Washoe County.
■ A Gardnerville Ranchos woman was arrested on three counts of child endangerment after deputies responded to her Langley home on Tuesday night for a domestic battery.
Crystal Amy Ashley, 36, appeared in East Fork Justice Court on Wednesday morning.
She is accused of attacking another woman living at the apartment while intoxicated. Three children, ages 10, 4 and 7 months old were in the home at the time of the incident.
Ashley’s bail was left at $10,000 and she was ordered to return to court on March 30.
■ A Johnson Lane man was arrested for domestic battery and coercion after he allegedly prevented his wife from calling 911.
The victim told deputies the 66-year-old had been drinking and became angry at something he saw on the news. He pushed her down and struck the phone from her hand when she tried to call for help.