Man seeks funding for defense |

Man seeks funding for defense

Staff Reports

A 44-year-old Topaz Ranch Estates man accused of attempted murder is to appear Aug. 13 in District Court to obtain funding for resources to aid in his defense.

Lawyer Jamie Henry asked Wednesday for a conditional waiver of Gary Wesley Wilson’s preliminary hearing in East Fork Justice Court set for Aug. 30.

Wilson is charged with attempted murder with use of a deadly weapon in the July 11 shooting of an acquaintance who suffered a superficial shoulder wound.

The charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison upon conviction. Wilson is in Douglas County Jail on $250,000 bail.

He is accused of shooting the victim with a .22-caliber rifle loaded with birdshot as the man sat in his vehicle, and attempted to drive away.

According to reports, Wilson and the victim had both been in a dating relationship with another woman.

Reports indicate the suspect broke the windows out of the victim’s vehicle, and fired at him nine times.

The victim had injuries to his left shoulder and the back of his neck. Authorities recovered the weapon which was a Henry lever-action .22-caliber rifle. Wilson turned himself in July 12 after a 26-hour search by law enforcement personnel.

■ A 56-year-old woman on probation for drug possession pleaded guilty Wednesday to misdemeanor theft from Walmart.

Adelina Osorio and her son were observed July 9 acting suspiciously, according to store personnel. They were selecting DVDs, and placing them in the bottom of a reusable shopping bag.

They paid for food items, but left the store without paying for the other objects. Store personnel stopped the suspects outside and recovered 18 stolen DVDs, razors and refills valued at nearly $175.

Osorio is on probation for a felony possession after admitting she smuggled methamphetamine into Douglas County Jail in a body cavity.

“We went into Walmart,” she said Wednesday. “My son took some stuff. He walked out of the store. I was at the cash register.”

East Fork Judge Tom Perkins sentenced her to time served on the theft charge. She is to be released on her own recognizance after she appears Monday in District Court for a probation violation. “If I see you again, bring your toothbrush,” Perkins said. “I am not messing around.”

■ A 23-year-old South Lake Tahoe man was sentenced Monday to four years probation, which includes six months in Douglas County Jail, for possession of a controlled substance for sale.

District Judge Michael Gibbons told Kyundai Dion Nielsen-Martin he needed to get approval from Parole and Probation before he moves back to South Lake Tahoe.

Nielsen-Martin was arrested April 29 after authorities found marijuana, methamphetamine, scales and other paraphernalia in his vehicle which was stopped at Highway 395 and State Route 756 in Gardnerville.

In his guilty plea, the defendant agreed to serve six months in jail.

He also asked the judge if he could buy back his 1998 vehicle which was forfeited as part of the agreement.

Gibbons directed him to have his attorney, Kris Brown, find out the procedure.

“I am ready to better myself and become a more productive member of society,” Nielsen-Martin said.”This was a mistake which I will never make again.”

Gibbons sentenced him to three years in prison with credit for 92 days time served. He is subject to random search and seizure for drugs and alcohol and must stay in jail until he completes a six-month sentence.

Nielsen-Martin said he wanted to return to South Lake Tahoe because he has the support of family and friends and greater job opportunities.