Coleville man faces sexual assault charge |

Coleville man faces sexual assault charge

Staff Reports

A Coleville, Calif., man faces charges of sexual assault and solicitation of a minor under the age of 16 in connection with a 2013 report.

Colton Thomas Ward, 23, is scheduled to appear in East Fork Justice Court on Wednesday.

Ward was arrested June 6 and is being held in lieu of $100,000 bail on a warrant issued on Oct. 8, 2013.

While details are sealed, Ward is accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl on May 22, 2013.

According to court documents, he was convicted of a similar offense in Mono County on Aug. 7, 2012.

■ A Washoe Valley man accused in the theft of 60 solar panels waived his preliminary hearing and is scheduled to appear in Douglas County District Court on June 24.

Geoffrey Earl Meudt, 40, appeared in East Fork Justice Court on Wednesday with attorney Kristine Brown.

The panels, worth more than $100,000, were taken from two churches, Western Nevada College and two homes between Nov. 11, 2013, and April 29, 2014.

■ Felony charges have been dropped in the case of a man who frightened a Genoa family by trying to get into their home.

Wesley Daniel Weigand, 27, told Justice of the Peace Tom Perkins on Friday that he was dehydrated, off his medications and had no memory of the May 29 incident that resulted in his arrest.

Weigand pleaded guilty to destruction of property and trespassing, both misdemeanors. He faces up to six months in jail on each count.

Perkins reduced Weigand’s bail to $10,000 and set a July 2 sentencing date, so prosecutors would have time to contact the victims in the case, who have a right to testify.

Defense attorney Derrick Lopez said Weigand had avoided trouble since he was convicted of domestic battery and trying to convince his girlfriend not to testify against him in 2011.

Prosecutor Tom Gregory said Weigand was convicted of two felonies in Florida last year.

■ A Reno man admitted to charges of driving under the influence and resisting arrest on Wednesday in connection with his arrest.

Wyatt Earl Over, 28, told Perkins he had no memory of the May 31 incident at Silver City RV park, where he’d driven his vehicle over the rocks and into the parking lot, hitting another car in the process.

“I was meeting up with a girl in a bar, drank too much and drove,” he said.

Over has been in custody since the incident and has a hold in Sparks. Perkins pointed out that Over’s previous DUI was in December and said he’d be surprised if the Sparks court reinstated him.