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Man convicted in Carson City has 5 years added to sentence

A Nevada prison inmate will serve five additional years for burglarizing his then-girlfriend’s grandparents in May.

District Judge Michael Gibbons on Monday sentenced Jeffrey Standefer, 39, to five years consecutive to the 18-45 months he is serving for a Carson City conviction.

Standefer pleaded guilty to attempted burglary and received the maximum sentence in a plea agreement with the district attorney’s office.

Gibbons told Standefer he could face sentencing as a habitual criminal if he commits another crime.

Standefer told the judge he didn’t take anything from the home of Kayla Robbins’ grandparents, but drove her to the scene.

He was sentenced in Carson City for ex-felon in possession of a firearm. The weapon was one of the items taken from Robbins’ grandparents.

Standefer told the judge he returned to Nevada in 2012, his brother had brain surgery, and his father died.

“I started using again, and nine months later I was on my way back to prison,” Standefer said. “All I can hope for is the expedition of paperwork to do my time.”

Gibbons told Standefer that the burglary victims felt violated, especially having a family member involved.

Robbins said the crime was influenced by drug addiction.

“I am not the same man when I am using drugs,” Standefer said.

“You can see with your record that every time you come before a judge, your sentence gets worse and worse,” Gibbons said.

Standefer was ineligible for probation. Robbins was given a deferred sentence for her role in the burglary and was ordered to complete Western Nevada Regional Drug Court.

They are responsible for paying $5,000 in restitution.

■ A 29-year-old Dayton man who admitted having sex with a 14-year-old on three occasions faces up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

Gabriel Adam Miles is eligible for probation if a psychosexual evaluation determines he is not a high risk to re-offend.

In an agreement with the district attorney, Miles pleaded guilty Monday to statutory sexual seduction.

The offense is considered a Class C felony because Miles was older than 21 and the victim was younger than 16.

In exchange for his plea, a second charge of statutory sexual seduction was dismissed, along with a charge of attempted statutory sexual seduction.

Both sides are free to argue at sentencing, set for June 2.

Miles is out on bail and subject to numerous conditions. He must register as a sex offender.

He is forbidden to have contact with the victim, witnesses or family members. The judge forbade him from being in Douglas County except to meet with his lawyer, for counseling and for court appearances.



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