A Carson City man will spend two to five years in jail after he was sentenced Monday morning in district court, following the theft of three cars left running on a cold February morning.
Lenox LaCour, 28, was arrested Feb. 5 after he crashed the third car he had stolen into the side of a minivan at Douglas Drive and Airport Road.
Judge James Wilson sentenced him for attempting to elude a police officer while endangering people or property.
The Division of Parole and Probation had suggested the sentence. LaCour’s defense attorney, Noel Waters, told the judge his client suffered from addiction and that he didn’t know what was happening until airbags deployed during the crash.
“Up to then, he was largely a passenger in his own mind,” Waters said.
Waters asked the judge for 18 months to four years.
Deputy District Attorney Nathan MacLellan told the judge LaCour had been offered drug court and treatment programs but chose not to participate.
“I know I caused a lot of damage in my past life, but everything is caused by drugs and alcohol,” LaCour told the judge.
The car LaCour was driving had been stolen, parked, and stolen a second time before he crashed it.
LaCour was arrested on suspicion of possession of stolen property, eluding with endangerment, hit and run property damage, reckless driving wanton disregard, and DUI.
ALSO IN DISTRICT COURT
Traci Souza, 28, of Carson City pleaded guilty to fraudulent use of a credit card.
She was arrested Dec. 11, 2012, on suspicion of fraudulent use of a credit card and obtaining money under false pretenses after she used the victim’s credit card to obtain $1,049 from a money lender, according to the arrest report.
She faces a possible prison term of up to four years and a $5,000 fine. Her sentencing is set for 9 a.m. June 10.
Joshua Sundquist pleaded guilty to convicted sex offender failure to change address. He told the judge he had been living at an unregistered address for a week in the 900 block of East Musser Street. As a term of the plea bargain, the state will agree with the recommendation of the state Division of Parole and Probation. Sentencing is set for May 28.