Court documents: Accused robber told teen money needed to keep home
A man accused of robbing the Carson Country Market in Indian Hills allegedly told his 14-year-old accomplice that they would lose their home if they didn’t get some money fast.
James Tabor, 36, appeared in East Fork Justice Court on Monday where attorney Kris Brown was appointed to represent him. His bail was set to $50,000 and he was ordered to return on Wednesday.
According to court documents, the boy was key to identifying Tabor.
The teenager entered the store and went to the drink cooler where he could be seen on the video texting someone.
Deputies said not long afterwards, the robber came in wearing a mask and demanded cash from the till. He also took two e-cigarettes and some beer.
The boy could be seen on the security video occasionally raising his hands, but also apparently helping the robber.
According to the plan, the boy was allegedly texting Tabor to alert him when the clerk was the only one in the store.
Tabor was located after someone reviewing the video recognized the boy.
According to court documents, Tabor was convicted in 2010 of two felonies in California.
■ An 18-year-old Indian Hills man was arrested for robbery on Monday after he allegedly knocked over a store security agent while shoplifting from the Jacks Valley Target.
Daniel MacDonald is being held in lieu of $10,000 bail.
He was trying to walk out of the store without paying when the security confronted him, and he knocked her down and ran out of the store.
■ A 50-year-old Reno woman is in custody after she was arrested in connection with a theft at the Topsy Walmart.
Terri Lynn Winter is accused of pepper spraying a store security agent after being asked for a receipt for goods she was carrying in a Walmart bag around midnight on May 1.
She and another woman ran to their vehicle and reportedly tried to back into another store employee who was trying to get the license plate number.
They allegedly took $112 worth of merchandise.
According to court documents, Winter is facing charges of robbery and felony burglary in connection with the case.
■ A 71-year-old Gardnerville man was released on his own recognizance on Monday after he was reported running around with a flashlight and talking to himself on Sunday night.
When deputies contacted him near Hussman Avenue, the man was out of breath. He told deputies someone was shining a flashlight in his windows and that he was being bugged by the FBI. He admitted to smoking methamphetamine two days prior to the 9 p.m. incident. He was taken into custody for being under the influence of a controlled substance.