Three sentenced in theft
Three Washoe County residents, who admitted stealing power tools from Home Depots in Northern Nevada, were sentenced Tuesday for their crime in Douglas County.
District Judge Tod Young sentenced Christopher Bell, 33, and Jenna Proctor, 22, to terms concurrent to their sentences in Washoe County.
Bell was sentenced to 30 months in Nevada state prison, suspended, and placed on five years probation.
He pleaded guilty to attempted theft.
Proctor received a deferred sentence and was ordered to complete Western Nevada Regional Drug Court in Washoe County.
Young told her it was up to him to determine if she should be sentenced to a felony or gross misdemeanor.
“If you mess up in drug court, there’s every chance it will be a felony,” Young said.
“I want to make drug court work for me,” Proctor said.
Her uncle, Jeffrey Proctor, 35, was the third defendant in the case.
He was sentenced to 30 months in Nevada state prison, concurrent to his Washoe County sentence.
Jeffrey Proctor is in prison on a probation violation.
He told Young after his mother died in January, he “messed my life up even more that it already was. I am moving on with my life now.”
According to reports, the three worked out a scheme where they would purchase a power tool, then re-enter the store with the receipt, and walk out without paying for a similar item.
They targeted Home Depots in Carson City and Washoe and Lyon counties.
The item stolen in Douglas County last August was recovered, so they were not responsible for restitution.
The defendants were ordered to stay out of Home Depot.
“You three had an elaborate plan,” Young said. “You did it out of thievery.”
■ An Indian Hills man faces a felony statutory sexual seduction charge after he allegedly admitted to investigators he had sex with a 15-year-old girl.
Quincy Lee Grubenman, 22, was taken into custody on June 4 after an interview at the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.
Grubenman appeared in East Fork Justice Court on Friday where Senior Judge Steve McMorris lowered Grubenman’s bail to $2,500 cash or bond, and appointed attorney Jamie Henry to represent him.
■ A Gardnerville man accused of trespassing denied charges he had drugs in his possession during his arraignment on Friday.
Stefan Delia, 41, called the charges “an out-and-out lie.”
“I haven’t done drugs in months,” he said. “I’m not sure what they found, but it wasn’t drugs.”
According to the sheriff’s report, Delia is accused of entering a former roommate’s home while the man was asleep and yelling at him.
Senior Judge Steve McMorris appointed Derrick Lopez to represent Delia and set a Wednesday hearing date.
A woman Senior Judge Steve McMorris said posed a danger to the public last fall was taken into custody after she failed a test for THC on Friday.
Brandy Lee Stackalis-Hartnett, 37, was arrested last fall for driving under the influence in downtown Gardnerville. She was placed under the supervision of the Department of Alternative Sentencing while on bail.
An officer from the department said since then, Stackalis-Hartlett hadn’t passed a single drug test.