Man facing felony DUI tests positive for alcohol
A man facing a charge of felony driving under the influence was taken into custody last week after he tested positive for drinking alcohol.
Maxmillion Penfield, 28, was held on $10,000 cash bail after he admitted on Friday that he violated his bail conditions.
He was arrested early on June 26 in the Gardnerville Ranchos after a deputy saw that the gray Jeep he was driving had a brake light out.
The deputy stopped him after he went into the other lane while turning onto Tilman Lane.
Penfield allegedly had half a 40-ounce beer in the vehicle, and said he’d smoked marijuana that morning.
He submitted to a blood sample and was released on $15,000 bail. As part of his bail conditions, he was being supervised by the Department of Alternative Sentencing.
■ A man who told deputies he was essentially homeless was arrested on Friday evening after he was found in possession of a vehicle that had been reported stolen.
Caleb Patrick Demaranville-Massy, 19, came to authorities’ attention after he allegedly sped away from Blue Rock Park in the Gardnerville Ranchos.
He was followed to an address where deputies contacted him about the 2005 Jeep Cherokee. A background check on the Jeep revealed that it had allegedly been stolen earlier that day in Mound House.
Originally, Demaranville-Massy told deputies a friend had lent him the vehicle after he’d walked from Dayton to Mills Park in Carson City. After being confronted with the theft, he admitted that he was walking down the street in Mound House when he saw someone leave a house. He told deputies he walked in and took the keys to the Jeep and drove off with it.
■ A man arrested at a Minden fastfood restaurant after he allegedly squirted a syringe into his mouth is facing revocation of his parole.
Charles David Yale Austin, 36, was arrested Aug. 1 after he was reported driving erratically in the drive-through.
Deputies said that when they approached him he refused to open the vehicle door and when a deputy tried to open it, he stabbed himself in the hand with a syringe. The deputy tried to prevent him from pushing the plunger, causing the needle to break off in Austin’s hand. Austin then squirted the contents of the syringe into his mouth.
Austin, an admitted heroin addict, was convicted of burglary in Douglas County in 2012 after he admitted to stealing from the Indian Hills Walmart two days before Christmas. He was given an opportunity to participate in drug court. If he’d completed the program.
He was arrested on a probation violation in Carson City in March 2015 and was sent to prison, where his last parole hearing was Jan. 6.
■ A Gardnerville man could be looking at a prison term after he was arrested Sunday after deputies conducted a traffic stop on the blue Jeep they spotted on Ironwood.
John Neese, 52, was behind the wheel without any of the proper documentation to drive.
He was placed on probation in December for possession of a controlled substance. His original sentence was 19-48 months in prison.
According to court documents, deputies allegedly found a pipe with methamphetamine residue inside the vehicle.
Neese was arrested on charges of possession of paraphernalia, having a suspended registration, and driving on a suspended license.
He is scheduled to appear in East Fork Justice Court today.