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Defendant shouts obscenities at judge

Staff Reports

With two obscenities directed at Judge Tod Young on Tuesday, defendant Taylor Monge was sent off to a regimental discipline program even though the 20-year-old said he wanted to go to prison.

“You’re going to get an opportunity to grow up,” Young told Monge, who pleaded guilty in May for stealing two dirt bikes from a Gardnerville Ranchos garage.

Monge, who absconded from probation in August, was taken into custody in November at his mother’s house.

According to reports, he failed to complete all terms of his probation including abstaining from drugs and alcohol, finding employment or attending school, paying $1,403.48 restitution and reporting to his probation officials.

“I absconded because I was scared,” Monge said Tuesday. “I really don’t want to go to prison.”

He admitted using methamphetamine and marijuana, but said he committed no other crimes since he was sentenced in May.

His probation officer said in a report to court that Monge proved to be unsupervisable, and recommended his probation be revoked.

Prosecutor Tom Gregory agreed with the recommendation.

When Monge was sentenced to probation in May, Young said he would keep the option of sending him to the prison-run regimental discipline program.

“I don’t want to go to boot camp,” Monge said Tuesday.

He said he would prefer to go to prison and get the sentence behind him.

Young said if Monge went to prison for a few months, he would come out basically the same as he went in.

“It’s about time you learned to deal with life honestly,” Young said.

As he was led from the courtroom, Monge swore at the judge twice and tossed his paperwork in Young’s direction. Bailiffs removed him from the courtroom.

Monge and codefendant Brian Ray Hearold faced up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine after each pleaded guilty to stealing two dirt bikes Feb. 20.

Hearold already was sentenced to the boot camp.