Woman granted probation after disappearing
A Gardnerville woman who flew under the radar after skipping out of drug court for more than three years was placed on probation Monday.
Jayna Jaffe, 26, had her 12-36 month prison sentence for possession of a controlled substance suspended for a second time.
The only difference this time is that regardless of completing probation, Jaffe will still have a felony on her record.
Jaffe was granted diversion for the possession charge in February 2013.
She was originally arrested in January 2013 for possession of methamphetamine.
She was ordered to begin Western Regional Drug Court to avoid the felony on her record.
After receiving her sentence in Douglas County, Jaffe was taken to Carson City to take care of a case there. After her release Jaffe had no car, no money or place to stay, making it difficult to attend the drug court.
Scared of the consequences for not attending, Jaffe took off. She was picked up three years later on a warrant.
“I was scared of the consequences of my actions,” Jaffe told the court Monday. “I apologize. I don’t plan on doing that again, it was a mistake.”
Jaffe must now finish three years of probation.
She was ordered to obtain a substance abuse evaluation and follow any recommendation that may generate.
Jaffe must have a full-time job unless she is in school.
She must complete her GED within the first 18 months of her probation, as well as pay any fees before the end of the first year.
The mother a 10-year-old, it was made a condition of Jaffe’s probation to either maintain custody or make monthly child support payments.
■ A Gardnerville man admitted to having relations with a 15-year-old girl.
Cody Baker, 23, admitted to statutory sexual seduction on Monday.
According to court documents Baker had sexual intercourse with a child who allegedly told him she was really 20 years old.
It wasn’t until after the Sept. 30, 2015, incident that Baker found out from coworkers that the victim was really 15.
He supposedly broke off the relationship after finding out.
A report was filed against him when the victim discovered she was pregnant.
If found guilty Baker could spend 364 days in jail and pay up to $2,000 in fines.
He is eligible for probation if a psycho sexual evaluation determines he is not a high risk to reoffend.
Sentencing was set for Aug. 1.
Baker’s bail is set at $2,500 cash only and if he bails out was ordered to have no contact with the victim as well as test regularly with the Department of Alternative Sentencing.