Man who kept aliens from kidnapping children bound over for trafficking
September 21, 2018
A California man, who claimed aliens were trying to take his children, was bound over on a count of trafficking in cocaine on Friday.
Jason W. Beeman, 33, was ordered to appear in Douglas County District Court on Oct. 23 to face the felony.
A Douglas County deputy testified on Friday he responded to the parking lot of the Carson Valley Inn in Minden on Nov. 27 and found Beeman lying on top of his 2- and 5-year-old children.
The deputy said the children weren't wearing shoes and only light jackets in the 33-degree weather.
According to court documents, Beeman admitted smoking marijuana earlier in the day. He told deputies that he saw the reflection of demons in a television screen earlier and got everyone out of the room. He then said that after getting food in Minden, he the two children and a woman walked out into the parking lot where the children started to levitate.
After seeking medical attention for the children and the woman, deputies detained Beeman. During a search they found a bag of cocaine, measuring just under 14 grams that Beeman referred to as his treats.
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On Friday, Beeman's attorney Walter Fey, questioned why deputies detained Beeman when they were responding to a domestic battery.
East Fork Judge Pro Tem Steve McMorris found there was marginal or slight evidence that Beeman had committed the offense of trafficking in 4-14 grams.
The results of a preliminary hearing do not determine guilt or innocence, only that there is sufficient evidence that a crime had been committed and that the accused could have committed it.
That level of trafficking carries a maximum sentence of 12-72 months in prison and a $50,000 fine.
Beeman is free on bail.