Evalyn Marie Chavez faced sentencing for battery with a deadly weapon, a steak knife.
Judge Jim Shirley sentenced Chavez to 364 days in jail, suspended, with probation not to exceed three years. He gave her three days credit for time served.
The court sentenced Laura Jean Anderson, of Calif., for elder abuse and assault with a deadly weapon. At her arraignment on May 6, 2019, she admitted to turning off her father’s oxygen concentrator. He suffers from chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD).
The judge gave Anderson 180 days in jail, suspended, with probation not to exceed three years.
Pending the approval of the Interstate Compact, Anderson will return to Calif. to serve her sentence.
Pamela Marie Murphy, of Oregon, came to court from jail for sentencing for the possession of a controlled substance. The judge gave her 12-32 months in prison, suspended, with probation not to exceed five years.
Pending the approval of the Interstate Compact, Murphy will serve probation in Oregon.
Sheriff’s officers brought James Allen Holland to court from jail.
He faced sentencing for battery on a peace officer.
“I’m just a transient passing through,” he told the judge. “My mistake was getting drunk and being rowdy. I don’t remember spitting in the officer’s eye, but I don’t deny it.”
The judge sentenced him to 113 days jail, with 113 days credit for time served — a time-served deposition.
Douglas Charles Anderson came to court from jail for sentencing for the unlawful use of a controlled substance, possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of a controlled substance and the unlawful possession of a hypodermic device.
Due to a possible breach of the plea agreement, Judge Shirley recused himself. He authorized Anderson’s release from jail to Vitality Treatment Center. Anderson will face sentencing at a later date.
The court arraigned William Lane Roberts on charges of driving under the influence, third offense. He’ll face sentencing on Sept 4. The judge remanded Roberts to the custody of the sheriff.
The court continued Donald Ray Lamont Wanner’s arraignment until Aug. 12. He’s charged with possessing a stolen vehicle.
David Gardner, an inmate at Lovelock Correctional Center, pleaded guilty to attempted battery by a prisoner. The court will sentence him on Aug. 12.
Ernest Chavez pleaded guilty to the unlawful use of a controlled substance. The judge ordered his release from jail directly to the pre-sentencing phase of the Pershing County drug court program.
Uriel Pena Castellanos faces allegations of grand larceny of livestock. The court continued his arraignment until Aug. 12.
Justin Dean Bates came to court from jail for a pretrial conference. He denies charges of sexual assault of a child under 14, lewdness and child endangerment.
In Jan 2018, the court granted Angel Rosemaria Happy probation for possessing of a controlled substance, methamphetamine. She entered a diversion program. On Monday she admitted to violating several conditions of her probation including failure to report to her probation officer since Dec. 10, 2018.
PD Cochran noted Happy’s recent loss of her brother, suggesting his death set off a downward spiral. He urged the court to exhaust other avenues before considering incarceration. Many friends and family members wrote letters on the defendant’s behalf.
The judge removed Happy from the diversion program but reinstated her probation. As a condition of her probation, Happy must contact Step 2 for aftercare.
In 2018, the court granted Javier Flores Valtierra, 31, probation for possession of controlled substances and the unlawful taking of a vehicle. On Monday, he came to court from jail for a probation violation hearing. He admitted to violating several conditions of his probation.
The judge gave him 12-36 months in prison with 193 days credit for time served, suspended.
Valtierra’s probation will not exceed five years. He ordered Valtierra’s release from jail to the Vitality Treatment Program.
Robert William Mattingly, of Reno, came to court for a sentencing and eligibility hearing for possession of controlled substances. He consented to placement in the Washoe County Veteran’s Court. His probation will not exceed three years.