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Woman accused in slashing released

Staff Reports

A 69-year-old Gardnerville woman who injured her fianceé with a meat cleaver was released on her own recognizance on Wednesday.

Kathleen L. Ferreira appeared in East Fork Justice Court, where at first her bail was lowered to $5,000.

She returned to court after prosecutors learned the victim didn’t have any fear of her and she was released.

Ferreira is facing a charge of battery with a deadly weapon after she allegedly cut the victim’s arm on June 10. She is scheduled to return to court on June 22.

■ A Gardnerville woman will seek diversion after she waived a preliminary hearing on Wednesday.

Her attorney said Beverly Novoa, 35, plans on pleading guilty to one count of felony driving under the influence in Douglas County District Court on June 28.

■ A woman arrested in Minden in a prostitution sting was released on her own recognizance.

East Fork Justice of the Peace Tom Perkins said he would not leave her in jail when the man who drove her had already been released.

She was ordered to return to court on June 29.