Warrant issued in case of man who avoided prison
A man who received a suspended 4-10-year prison sentence for hitting a pedestrian at Lake Tahoe had a petition for an honorable discharge denied on Monday.
Nicholas Pessah, 30, is now facing a motion to revoke his probation, after he was accused of driving under the influence in San Mateo County.
Prosecutor Ric Casper presented certified copies from San Mateo courts that Pessah is facing DUI and drug possession charges.
He pointed out that those would be violations of Pessah’s probation. A $10,000 bench warrant was issue for his arrest.
Pessah hit the pedestrian, who was walking along Highway 50 on July 4, 2015, and failed to stop.
He continued down the highway then turned around and hit several parked cars, which incapacitated his vehicle.
The pedestrian was flipped up and over the hood, cracking Pessah’s windshield. Pessah had a .194 blood alcohol content and traces of prescription medication and Ecstasy in his system.
■ A Californian who admitted to having a stolen motor vehicle and using someone else’s credit card faces up to nine years in prison.
Jeremy D. Stritenberger, 42, was arrested with two other people at the old power dam south of Gardnerville on July 21.
Stritenberger admitted to having a 2004 Tacoma that was reported stolen and using another person’s credit card at the Walmart and Golden Petroleum.
He could also receive probation at his Nov. 4 sentencing.
■ A Carson City man whose attorney said could go through more than 9 grams of methamphetamine in a week received a suspended six-year prison sentence.
Ryan J. Marino, 35, was arrested June 10 after a car stop in Glenbrook with 9.6 grams of methamphetamine, some heroin and a lengthy criminal record.
Prosecutor A.J. Haines argued against probation, saying that Marino was out on bail in El Dorado County when he was arrested here.
“He may be an addict, but he is also a purveyor of drugs,” Haines said.
Marino pleaded guilty to one count of transporting methamphetamine. He must attend Western Regional Drug Court as part of his probation.
■ A warrant was issue for a Californian who was in possession of a stolen license after he didn’t show up for sentencing on Monday.
Randy A. Martin, 23, was arrested in June after he was found sleeping in front of the Gardnerville Walmart.
District Judge Tom Gregory issued the $2,000 warrant for Nevada and California.
■ A Gardnerville Ranchos man received a suspended 1-3-year prison sentence after he admitted to possession of a credit card without the owner’s permission.
Aaron P. Candee, 31, was ordered to pay $709.84 in restitution to the victim whose credit card he used.
While Candee doesn’t have much in the way of criminal history, prosecutor Chelsea Mazza said he had warrants pending in Carson City and Las Vegas.
Candee was given credit for 142 days time served.