Sierra County District Attorney
Lawrence R. Allen
District Attorney / Public Administrator
SIERRA COUNTY CASES WEEKENDING SEPTEMBER 22. 2017
Jessica Love (50) Reno. Driving with a blood alcohol level of .08 or above. Three years probation, 2 days jail, and fine of $1895.
David Young (28) Eugene Oregon. Theft of a firearm, and theft of automobile. Sentencing on October 10. He remains in custody in lieu of $250,000 bail.
Alfonso Ruiz – Tapia (34) and Margarito Valencia-Andrade (47) both Mexican nationals. After a contested preliminary hearing, both were ordered to stand trial on felony cultivation of marijuana with illegal stream diversion, illegal storage of hazardous waste, storage of hazardous waste that places another person in danger of death or serious injury, stream diversion, and resisting a peace officer. They remain in custody in lieu of $175,000 in bail.
Shawn Atkinson (46), Truckee, Timothy Ruppert (35) Truckee, Scott Carlson (35) Sacramento, and Valentin Lasco (32) Truckee. All were convicted of illegal (and separate) campfires. Fines assessed were $572 each.
Michael Acutt (44) Loyalton. Unlawful display of vehicle license tab. Eighteen months probation, fine $849.
Justin Duncan (42) Verdi Nv. After a trial by jury, Duncan was convicted of felony level injury to co-habitant. He was remanded on a no bail hold, and will be sentenced on October 13.
Michael Sylvestri (60) Sierraville. Felony battery on another with force likely to produce great bodily injury. Sentencing is October 27.
Melissa Parsons (27) Reno. Felony battery on another with force likely to produce great bodily injury. Sentencing is October 27.