Neglected grandmother bitten by rodents
June 29, 2016
A woman who was tasked with the job of caring for her grandmother for eight years found herself in trouble after her grandmother passed away.
Jamie Dawn Lummus, 41, is being charged with felony neglect of an elderly person resulting in substantial bodily harm or death.
According to the police report, when officers arrived at the house that the grandmother and granddaughter had been living in, they found it to be in extremely unsanitary conditions.
The entire house smelled of urine, there were urine stained carpets and rodent feces covered every surface in every room, according to the police report.
The grandma's sheets were soiled and had blood on them and it was unclear the last time she had been out of bed.
The rodents had started eating her arms, hands and face after she passed, and an autopsy showed that they had been eating her while she was alive as well.
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When asked why her grandmother died, Lummus told investigators "I didn't show her enough love."
She is facing 24-72 months in prison, but she is eligible for probation for the offense.
Sentencing was set for Aug. 22 at 9 a.m.
■ Conrad Hilbmann, 21, and Vincent Dillenbeck-Mays, 22, were sentenced on Monday for their part in felony possession of a stolen firearm.
They were arrested after a vehicle was recovered in the Gardnerville Ranchos and it was discovered that they were connected to a Storey County gun theft case.
Hilbmann said that he was just in possession of the stolen guns afterwards and he didn't take part in the burglary.
He was sentenced to a 12-34 month suspended prison sentence and placed on probation not exceeding 5 years.
He will have to complete a long-term inpatient treatment program as a condition of his probation.
Dillenbeck-Mays was sentenced to an active prison sentence of 12-30months.
He absconded from drug court out of Carson City so he will also have to see that judge and potentially get sentenced to more time.
"I'm sorry for what I did, I've been a drug addict as long as I can remember," said Dillenbeck-Mays.
One of the victims was present and said that he knew Hilbmann from high school but now knew he needed to be careful about who he trusted or allowed in his life.
"It's such an invasion of privacy and we lost all sense of security," said the victim.
Most of the stolen property was recovered, but both men were ordered to jointly pay $481.50 in restitution.
They were also ordered to pay over $600 in attorney's fees, administrative fees and fines.
They have credit for 81 days time served.
■ Leschon Stuart Scott, 27, was in court for possession of a controlled substance for his May 2016 offense.
He was originally arrested for speeding, and when officers asked for registration it was discovered that Scott had a suspended license, no insurance or registration on the car.
He was also caught with marijuana in his pocket and when the got to the police station they found methamphetamine, according to the police report.
He is facing up to 4 years in prison and up to a $5,000 fine.
Sentencing was set for Aug. 22.
■ Vincent Quesada, 50, was arrested for a gross misdemeanor charge of unlawful taking of a motor vehicle.
He borrowed a car and then didn't give it back when he was supposed to.
He is facing up to 364 days in jail and up to a $2,000 fine.
He will remain in custody until his Aug. 22 sentencing date.