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Man faces more prison for punching inmate
Man faces more prison for punching inmate

May 22, 2019

A man admitted he punched another inmate last year while he was awaiting transfer to prison. Parker Eoff, 30, admitted to attempted battery by a prisoner while in custody. Under a plea agreement, prosecutors will...



Vehicle burglaries prompt warning

May 20, 2019

Douglas County Sheriff’s officials are reminding residents not to leave anything of value in their vehicles after a rash of eight break-ins at Lake Tahoe over the weekend. Douglas detectives are actively investigating each of...


Man faces felony in embezzlement

May 17, 2019

A 26-year-old Carson City man faces felony charges in connection with the theft of $2,200 from his employer. Jordan J. Molina was taken into custody on an embezzlement charge after he failed to make the...


Drug sale leads to prison sentence

May 15, 2019

A man who said he first used crack cocaine with his mother when he was 14 years old was sentenced to up to four years in prison on Tuesday. Dustyn O. Farrell, 32, asked to...


Walmart raider sentenced to 3 years

May 15, 2019

A man serving prison sentences for a series of raids on Walmarts across four counties received a 1-3-year prison sentence in Douglas County District Court on Tuesday. Clarence Wayne Garcia, 36, is serving consecutive six-year...


Competency hearing possible in Kingsbury shooting
Competency hearing possible in Kingsbury shooting

May 15, 2019

A Bay Area triple-homicide suspect wants to plead guilty to charges related to an April 26 shoot-out on Kingsbury Grade so badly that he sought to fire his attorney on Wednesday. Stefon Demar Jefferson, 43,...



Gate crasher in trouble for shiv
Gate crasher in trouble for shiv

May 11, 2019

A California man who knocked down two Bently gates in an effort to escape authorities received another prison term for having a shiv made out of a fence. Johnny R. Miller entered a guilty plea...


Shooting probe to close Kingsbury Wednesday

May 9, 2019

Kingsbury Grade will close 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday as part of the investigation into the April 26 shooting involving a Bay Area triple-homicide suspect. The Grade will close at Tramway and Foothill Road. “Investigators...


Man faces drug, immigration charges
Man faces drug, immigration charges

May 8, 2019

A man being sought by federal authorities for re-entering the country illegally was taken into custody by Douglas County deputies on Friday morning. David Ramon Cobarrubias, 42, who lists an address in Lovelock, was a...


Man admits threatening women with weapons
Man admits threatening women with weapons

May 8, 2019

A Topaz Ranch Estates man admitted Monday he pointed a loaded handgun at two family members. Richard C. Garska, 67, entered a guilty plea to one count of assault with a deadly weapon. The charge...


Man accused of 14-year-old’s rape
Man accused of 14-year-old’s rape

May 3, 2019

A Gardnerville Ranchos man was taken into custody on Wednesday accused of the sexual assault of a 14-year-old girl. David John Harris, 27, was transferred from Carson City where he was being evaluated for suicidal...


Man sentenced to DUI Court

May 2, 2019

Visiting Judge Bill Maddox said he would sentence a man who admitted to felony driving under the influence to six years in prison if it were up to him. Carson City resident Jake Gilman, 24,...


Officers’ names released in Kingsbury shooting

April 30, 2019

Douglas County Sheriff’s Sgt. Ron Miller and Deputy Tyree Holdridge were identified as the two deputies involved in a Friday night shooting on Kingsbury Grade. Miller was the sergeant injured in the gun battle with...


Man denies battery charge

April 28, 2019

A Gardnerville man is denying charges of felony domestic battery and unlawful taking of a motor vehicle. John W. Hamrick, 33, is accused of pushing the victim down in an effort to take away her...


Man rams patrol car, en route to prison

April 28, 2019

A man who led deputies on a chase through Gardnerville was sentenced to prison on Tuesday. Steven E. Hall, 36, received 24-50 months in prison for attempting to elude deputies and 12-34 months for possession...



Women sentenced in trick-roll robbery
Women sentenced in trick-roll robbery

April 26, 2019

Two women, who were the bait in a prostitution-related robbery, were sentenced to suspended jail terms on Tuesday. At least one of the men believed to have been involved an Aug. 6, 2018, armed robbery...


Man accused of selling 2 pounds of meth

April 26, 2019

A Carson City man, who is accused of selling nearly 2 pounds of methamphetamine, was taken into custody on April 23. Daniel W. Martinez, 32, was booked on three counts of trafficking. According to court...