South County resident held in domestic battery |

South County resident held in domestic battery


A 22-year-old man was arrested on Sunday on domestic battery charges after he allegedly tried to choke a Topaz Ranch Estates woman.

Daniel Mark Redding was booked on charges of coercion, domestic battery by strangulation and burglary.

The victim told deputies she kicked Redding out of her home and had the locks changed.

She said he forced his way in at around 9 p.m., and put her in a chokehold. He took her cellphone. Neighbors reported the disturbance, according to court documents.

Redding appeared in East Fork Justice Court on Wednesday.

Justice of the Peace Tom Perkins set an Aug. 28 preliminary hearing and raised Redding’s bail to $10,000.

In asking for a higher bail, the prosecutor said Redding had been convicted of trafficking. He was sentenced to 12-30 months in September 2014.

According to the Nevada Department of Corrections, Redding was released from prison this year.

■ A Gardnerville Ranchos man had his bail reduced to $340 cash after he was arrested on Saturday for allegedly punching a woman.

The victim said that when she tried to call 911, Wayne Allen Murdock, 37, took her cellphone away.

He allegedly took a witness’s cellphone away as well. Deputies found both cellphones on Murdock, according to the sheriff’s office.

■ Two Topaz Ranch Estates women were taken into custody on Tuesday night after they each called 911 accusing the other of battery.

According to court documents, one woman told deputies the other tried to strangle her with a pair of pants, while the other said she was attacked with a knife.

Deputies arrested both women. They were released on their own recognizance and ordered not to have contact.

■ A Johnson Lane woman reported that someone tried to open her locked front door on Friday morning.

According to the sheriff’s report, the woman said the incident occurred at about 10 a.m. in the 2600 block of Stewart Avenue.

She described the man as at tall, thin, white man wearing a reddish colored shirt and black pants.

She said she couldn’t get a better description through the door’s frosted glass.

■ A 20-year-old Gardnerville woman owes nearly $3,000 to the bank after she was victimized by someone advertising a job on Craig’s List.

The woman told deputies that she applied for a part-time receptionists’ position with someone named Brook, who claimed to be an interior designer.

She received a package in the mail that contained a cashier’s check, which she deposited in a new account.

Two days later, Brook contacted her and said there was an emergency at an orphanage and to send $1,850 back through Money Gram to an address in Orlando, Fla.

After a second transaction, she quit the job. When she went to use her bank account she found out she owed the money she sent to Florida.