Inmate pleads guilty to property theft |

Inmate pleads guilty to property theft

by Sheila Gardner

A Nevada State Prison inmate pleaded guilty Monday to possession of stolen property for his part in vehicle break-ins which occurred two weeks before he battered his ex-girlfriend’s 2-year-old son.

In exchange for a guilty plea from Anthony Marcyes, 20, the state agreed to dismiss a burglary charge and will recommend a sentence of 12-30 months to be served concurrently.

Marcyes told District Judge Michael Gibbons that his earliest release date on the child abuse conviction is May 1, 2012.

At issue is restitution for items and $1,800 in cash reportedly taken from an unlocked car.

Gibbons recommended the district attorney’s office prepare a chart of the victims, what was stolen and which of four suspects was involved.

The judge said he wanted the restitution spelled out before Marcyes sentencing set for Dec. 19.

In a statement to deputies, Marcyes said he joined three codefendants for a “drunken stroll” Feb. 11 in the Gardnerville Ranchos.

He denied breaking into the vehicles, but said he took credit cards, a global positioning system, power cord, video games and other items which were recovered at his residence.

On May 23, Marcyes was sentenced to prison for five years for slapping the toddler with such force he left a handprint on the child’s face.

Gibbons pointed out with Marcyes’ guilty plea, he will have two felonies on his record.

The judge said penalties could be enhanced under habitual offender status.

He advised Marcyes if he is convicted of a third felony, he could face life in prison.

The incident with the toddler occurred Feb. 25-March 2 while Marcyes was living with the child’s mother.

He must serve 14 months in prison before he is eligible for parole, but can earn good time credits.

He is incarcerated at the Warm Springs Correctional Center in Carson City.