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Pickup theft leads to prison

December 7, 2019

A Lake Tahoe man was sentenced to prison on Tuesday in connection with a September theft of a pickup. Michael A. Jordan, 35, was ordered to serve 14-40 months in prison. Jordan was arrested Sept....


Carson City murder from 1995 gets new trial date

December 4, 2019

District Judge Todd Russell on Monday set trial for Peter Quinn Elvik for May 5. He scheduled a minimum of 10 days for the trial in the now-23-year-old murder case. Elvik was convicted of the...


Man wrecks stolen pickup

December 3, 2019

A Sparks man who hit a tree at Nevada Beach in a stolen pickup was given the maximum sentence Monday. Beau G. Rollins, 46, was sentenced to 18-60 months in prison after he admitted to...


Man in custody in domestic battery

December 3, 2019

A Gardnerville man was arrested on Saturday evening after a woman reported he tried to strangle her. Michael Daron Skenandore, 27, was spotted by deputies behind a cargo container near Indian Hills apartments. According to...


Man admits taking tire iron to slot machine

November 30, 2019

A 29-year-old Gardnerville Ranchos man faces up to 16 years in prison after he was caught prying open slot machines with a tire iron at a Stateline casino. Reece J. Lindahl admitted Monday to charges...


Man receives life sentence for raping girl

November 27, 2019

A Gardnerville Ranchos man who admitted raping a 14-year-old girl was sentenced to 25 years to life on Monday. David John Harris, 27, admitted in October to a count of sexual assault on a child...


Carson City man guilty in home invasion

November 21, 2019

A Douglas County jury found that a Carson City man broke into an Indian Hills residence wearing a mask and carrying a tactical tomahawk. Gary Allen Dillishaw, 20, is facing the possibility of prison after...


Man faces mandatory prison after admitting DUI

November 21, 2019

A former Ruhenstroth man admitted he was drunk when he was involved in a collision that could send him to prison for up to 15 years. Bradley Owen Lundin, 65, pleaded guilty to a subsequent...


Valley man admits felony DUI in collision

November 19, 2019

A former Ruhenstroth man admitted he was drunk when he was involved in a collision that could send him to prison for up to 15 years. Bradley Owen Lundin, 65, pleaded guilty to a subsequent...


Minden drug dealer admits felonies

November 15, 2019

One of the residents of a County Road home arrested in a drug raid admitted to two felony counts on Tuesday. Jerold Melton Brewer, 48, entered a guilty plea to counts of trafficking and sales...


Man arrested in domestic battery

November 15, 2019

An Indian Hills man was taken into custody on Nov. 9 after a woman reported receiving a text for help. Joshua Ian McCarthy, 36, was taken into custody after deputies found him walking barefoot down...


Man faces prison for felony DUI

November 14, 2019

A Lake Tahoe man admitted to a subsequent case of felony driving under the influence in Douglas County District Court on Tuesday. John Allen McCabe faces up to 15 years in prison and a $5,000...


Jury convicts man of having burglary tools

November 14, 2019

A jury convicted a Gardnerville man of possession of burglary tools on Friday. Joshua Spring faces up to a year in jail at his Dec. 2 sentencing. He was ordered taken into custody without bail...


Habitual felon sentenced in July 1 pursuit

November 12, 2019

A Californian who led Douglas County deputies on a July 1 chase around Carson Valley was declared a habitual felon on Tuesday and sentenced to up to 15 years in prison. Ronnie Demone Crawford Jr.,...



Man faces prison for felony DUI

November 8, 2019

A Lake Tahoe man admitted to a subsequent case of felony driving under the influence in Douglas County District Court on Tuesday. John Allen McCabe faces up to 15 years in prison and a $5,000...


Kingsbury shooter gets 40-year prison sentence

November 7, 2019

It’s nothing short of a miracle that Sgt. Ron Miller survived to provide a victim impact statement at the sentencing of a man who opened fire on him during a high speed chase on Kingsbury...


2 trials confirmed and a third on the way

November 7, 2019

A three-day trial of a Carson City man on charges of home invasion and assault with a deadly weapon is on track to start Nov. 20 after a motions hearing Tuesday. Gary Allen Dillishaw, 20,...


Tahoe couple receives prison in narcotics raid

November 7, 2019

A 61-year-old Lake Tahoe man, who prosecutors say was selling methamphetamine to make ends meet, received up to seven years in prison Tuesday. Timothy R. Hecox, 61, was arrested during a July 20 raid on...


Man waives extradition on drug charge

November 7, 2019

A Coleville man waived his extradition on Monday after he was arrested on an Arizona fugitive warrant. Robert Roa, 31, was eastbound on Virginia Ranch Road approaching Highway 395 over the weekend. He was pulled...