Preliminary hearing in bank robbery Jan. 13 |

Preliminary hearing in bank robbery Jan. 13

Record Courier Staff Reports

Staff Reports

The man accused of robbing the Minden Bank of America will get to hear the case against him on Jan. 13.

Steven Simmons, 26, of Mammoth Lakes, made a brief appearance before Justice of the Peace Jim EnEarl on Wednesday. EnEarl set a preliminary hearing date for 9 a.m. Jan. 13.

Simmons is being held in lieu of $250,000 bail in connection with the Nov. 22 bank robbery.

At the preliminary hearing, prosecutors will have to show there was evidence a crime was committed and that Simmons was a likely suspect.

n A Jan. 6 preliminary hearing has been set for a man accused of killing a Gardnerville woman in a traffic accident on Jacks Valley Road on Dec. 20.

Michael Cordero Perez, 32, of Jacks Valley is charged with driving under the influence causing death or substantial bodily harm and driving under the influence of alcohol and controlled substance causing death or substantial bodily harm.

Justice of the Peace Jim EnEarl denied a request to reduce bail in the case, which is set at $100,000.

Defense attorney Tod Young told EnEarl that neither the NHP investigation nor the lab work in the case has been concluded.

Perez will next appear on Jan. 4 to determine the status of the preliminary hearing.

n A Minden man who told a judge he was doing both methamphetamine and heroin when he was arrested on Dec. 21 waived his right to a preliminary trial on Wednesday.

Jeffrey Mark McManus, 43, is scheduled to appear in District Court on Jan. 3 after appearing before Justice of the Peace Jim EnEarl.

“Mr. McManus will be going to prison,” defense attorney Terri Roeser told EnEarl.

McManus, who was arrested for felony driving under the influence, battery on an officer and hit and run after deputies received a report that he appeared to be unconscious behind the wheel when his car rolled across Highway 395 and hit a car in the turn lane on Jacks Valley Road.

Roeser said her client wants to attend a drug and alcohol treatment program because he fears for his life.