Woman owes ‘friend’ $2,000 in restitution
May 9, 2017
A Carson City woman placed on probation was ordered to pay more than $2,000 in restitution.
Jaclyn M. Thun, 30, was arrested in February on charges of fraudulent use of a credit card.
Thun took items worth $2,175, including cash, flatiron curlers and a laptop, Thun's victim testified Monday in Douglas County District Court.
"It hurts me because I thought we were friends," the victim said. "I don't want her to go to prison — I just want her to get well and leave me alone."
Thun's probation on a second case was reinstated on the term that she complete mental health court.
A South Lake Tahoe man seeking diversion will remain in custody while a possible treatment facility is found for him.
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Timothy A. Wilson, 37, was arrested on a warrant in October 2016 while gambling at the Lakeside Inn. He had methamphetamine on him at the time. The warrant dated back to a September case in which Wilson provided a false identity to deputies during a traffic stop, then fled into California. He had methamphetamine and paraphernalia with him in the car.
Wilson has eight prior misdemeanors, all substance-related, defense attorney Maria Pence said.
"I'm over using meth," Wilson told Judge Thomas Gregory. "It's destroying my family."
Prosecutor Eric Levin said Wilson also has two felony convictions dating back to 1998 and he has had enough chances.
"In the state's mind, it's too late — he doesn't deserve it," he said.
A Reno man was found competent during his hearing Monday.
Keith M. Turner, 26, was arrested in February after he was involved in a hit-and-run accident on Highway 395 in a stolen vehicle. Turner fled inside a nearby 7-Eleven before he was arrested.
Although he is now deemed competent, Turner was in a delusional state when he taken to Lakes Crossing Center in Sparks, said defense attorney Derrick Lopez.
He will remain in custody until his July 10 sentencing.
A Gardnerville Ranchos woman on a deferred sentence was ordered to complete 20 hours of community service after she tested positive for alcohol.
Crystal Ashley, 37, was arrested in March 2016 on charges of battering her minor daughter while intoxicated.
On Monday, Ashley said she'd tested positive because she'd used cold medicine.
Update: All charges were dismissed against Ashley on April 16, 2018, two years after her arrest.
"Everything has changed," Ashley stated. "I couldn't be happier. The whole family is thriving."
Gregory granted her guilty plea withdrawal and all charges were dismissed.
A South Lake Tahoe man who admitted he has a cocaine problem will attend drug court.
Eli D. Hightower, 26, was arrested March 17 on a drug case dating back more than two years.
In December 2014 deputies found a backpack beneath a tree in the parking lot of the Stateline CVS. Inside the backpack were a passport and birth certificate belonging to Hightower, as well as about 10 grams of cocaine, a digital scale and other paraphernalia.
A South Lake Tahoe man will remain in custody on drug charges.
Rogelio G. Hernandez, 39, was arrested Feb. 11 following a traffic stop in Stateline. During the traffic stop deputies observed a large bag of methamphetamine, a scale and baggies in the car, and Hernandez didn't have a valid drivers license.
His sentencing is set for June 12.