Warrant issued in ‘Grand Theft Auto’ theft
Two people scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday in connection with the theft of $1,439 in video games, including 10 copies of “Grand Theft Auto,” did not appear in court.
A nationwide $10,000 cash bail warrant was issued for the arrest of James B. Cook, 24.
Attorney Derrick Lopez told District Judge Tod Young that Cook’s phone does not leave messages. Cook is free on $10,000 bail. Lopez said he also failed to attend his appointment with Parole and Probation to do his pre-sentence report.
Lopez said at the arraignment that drugs might be an underlying issue in Cook’s case.
The theft occurred on Dec. 3 at the Topsy Way GameStop, and was the subject of a Secret Witness report.
Darcie A. Green, 29, couldn’t appear because she’s in the hospital being treated for pneumonia. Attorney Maria Pence said her information was that she was on life support. Green lives in California, according to Pence.
Pence said Green was visiting Nevada when she served as a distraction while Cook took a stack of video games. At the time, Green told Young that the items were taken to be Christmas gifts.
Young ordered Green to return for sentencing on Aug. 4 with an evaluation from a counselor. Both Cook and Green admitted to felony counts of grand larceny of an item between $650 and $3,500 in value. The charge carries a sentence of 1-5 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.