Parolee held on alleged violations |

Parolee held on alleged violations

Staff Reports

An 18-year-old Johnson Lane man, on parole for eluding a Douglas County sheriff’s deputy, is being held without bail after he was arrested on allegations of underage drinking and a traffic violation.

Jaden Pool was arrested Jan. 20 following a party and charged with minor consuming and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

He was taken into custody on Feb. 15 following a single-vehicle traffic accident. He told deputies he fell asleep at the wheel after driving a friend home.

His vehicle went off the road and struck a utility box.

Prosecutor Laurie Trotter said providing a ride to a friend was outside the scope of Pool’s restricted driver’s license.

Last March, when Pool was 17, he was sentenced to three years in Nevada State Prison after pleading guilty to felony eluding a police officer.

District Judge Michael Gibbons sentenced him to 12-36 months in prison and gave him credit for 88 days in custody.

On Friday, Pool declined to reveal if he had enough money to hire his own lawyer.

“I have a fund for college, but I would not like to disclose the amount of money now,” he said.

East Fork Judge Tom Perkins said it didn’t appear Pool was indigent and could afford to hire his own lawyer.

He told Pool he could fill out a form to request a court-appointed lawyer, but he would have to disclose any funds available to him.

He set Pool’s next hearing for Wednesday.

Pool was arrested in September 2010 following a juvenile party in the Pine Nuts. An officer investigating the party said he believed Pool was going to run him over with his vehicle.

The officer was uninjured.

Pool pleaded guilty to felony eluding.

He denied intentionally trying to strike the officer but did admit posing a danger to the deputy who was chasing him. Pool was certified as an adult by Gibbons and tried in District Court.