Man admits to pointing gun at deputy |

Man admits to pointing gun at deputy

by Amy Alonzo

A Gardnerville Ranchos man admitted Tuesday in Douglas County District Court that he aimed a loaded firearm at a sheriff’s deputy.

Deputies responded on Jan. 24 to a call for a suicidal person on Wagon Drive. When they arrived, neighbors said a male was beating up a female. After announcing their presence, deputies opened a door to the apartment, where Taylor F. Brockway, 27, was pointing a gun at them from about 15 feet away. The gun was loaded, with a round chambered.

“My neighbors were being aggressive with me that evening and I assumed it was them,” Brockway told Judge Tod Young. “As soon as I realized who it was, I put the gun on the floor.”

Brockway will be sentenced June 27.

A Reno woman admitted she embezzled money from a Douglas County McDonald’s where she formerly worked.

According to court documents, Royal M. Hampton-Palmer, 25, took more than $3,500 from the restaurant in 2015.

Defense attorney Matthew Ence said she turned herself in October of 2015.

Her sentencing is set for June 27.

A $2,000 cash-only warrant was issued for a Dayton man who failed to appear Tuesday.

Steven R. Queen, 38, was discharged from probation in January but hasn’t paid restitution.

Queen was originally arrested in April of 2013 on charges of theft, possession of a hypodermic device and possession of a controlled substance.