Man denies kidnapping, assault charges
An Aug. 9 trial was set in the case of a Gardnerville Ranchos man charged with kidnapping and assault in connection with an April 27 manhunt.
Joshua Michael Albericci, 35, entered innocent pleas to five charges, including kidnapping, burglary, assault with a deadly weapon and being an ex-felon in possession of a firearm.
Attorney Richard Davies said that Albericci would not waive his right to a speedy trial.
District Judge Tom Gregory said that Albericci can’t be tried on the ex-felon in possession of a firearm charge at the same time as the other counts, because it might prejudice the jury.
Rather Gregory suggested they have the same jury hear the count after they’ve come to a verdict in the other matters.
Davies asked to have Abericci’s bail lowered to $25,000 bondable, which Gregory denied.
Albericci has been in custody since he was arrested on Blue Lakes Road in Alpine County in April.
Albericci’s wife is denying that he took her against her will, which was what prompted the kidnapping call that day.
The victim in the assault case testified that he was armed when he came into her home looking for his wife.
After they left, the victim called deputies who searched the county for the couple.
Albericci is also facing charges in California, according to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.