Man breaks inmate’s nose |

Man breaks inmate’s nose

by Sarah Hauck

A Sacramento man who has struggled to stay out of the law’s eye admitted to yet another charge after less than a month in jail.

Johnathan Torres, 25, admitted to battery by a prisoner in custody after breaking another inmates nose in a jail fight.

Torres has been in Douglas County Jail waiting for transfer to prison on a 28-72 month for trafficking in a controlled substance since May 4.

According to Torres the other inmate had been antagonizing and provoking him for two days prior to the March 30 incident.

A fight erupted outside of Torres’ cell that took the two men down the stairs into the day room, earning the other inmate a broken nose.

Torres faces an additional 72 months of prison time for the fight.

His trafficking conviction stemmed from his May 2015 arrest after a traffic stop.

During the stop a K-9 united found methamphetamine in a false bottom hairspray container.

Sentencing for the battery charge was set for July 11.

■ A Zephyr Cove woman was returned on nearly a year old warrant.

Lisa Vollbrecht, 33, missed her June 15, 2015, court date in regards to a possession of a controlled substance charge.

According to her attorney she has been serving time in El Dorado County, which should be fulfilled in August.

Vollbrecht was originally arrested March 17, 2015, after walking out of the Topsy Lane Walmart without paying for a cart full of items.

When deputies arrived they found heroin on Vollbrecht.

A sentencing date of July 18 was set.

■ A Minden man did not appear in court to discuss his fees again on Monday.

Robert Field, 43, was released from jail last week after spending 60 days in custody.

Field was serving time for a gross misdemeanor charge of attempted possession of stolen property stemming from a stamp book valued at more than $650.

At his sentencing in March, he was ordered to come to court the first Monday following his release to set up a payment plan.

According to his attorney, Kris Brown, Field had talked to the court clerk’s office about paying the fees and how to go about that and was given his court date.

Brown told the court Monday that she had been in contact with Field via email and that he requested being able to pay $50 a month to fulfill his $178 debt.

His request was granted.

A review hearing was set for Nov. 21.

If Field has not paid his fees a warrant will be issued for his arrest.

■ A Las Vegas woman was ordered to appear in Douglas County to take care of her charges here, after finishing up her Las Vegas time.

Elise Sledge, 26, admitted to possession of a controlled substance and child endangerment for leaving her child in a hotel room with methamphetamine within reach.

According to court documents, the cleaning staff had found the baby in the room alone Feb. 6.

Sledge arrived back at the room shortly after deputies did, telling them she had gone to look for her boyfriend to keep him from gambling more. Deputies found methamphetamine on a nearby counter.

Sledge was on probation for a gross misdemeanor charge out of Las Vegas at the time of her Douglas County incident.

According to her attorney, Sledge’s Las Vegas probation was revoked and she was ordered to serve the her eight month underlying sentence.

She was given credit for 175 days of time served.

A review hearing to discuss her charges here was scheduled for July 18, plenty of time for her to server her Vegas time and come back to Douglas County.

Sledge faces 12-48 months plus up to a $5,000 fine for the possession of a controlled substance felony and up to 364 days and a $2,000 fine for the child endangerment gross misdemeanor.

Generally possession charges carry mandatory probation, but because of Sledge’s Vegas probation it is not longer mandatory.