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May 8, 2014
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Peel denied release on numerous assault charges

A Fallon man was denied a release Thursday in Justice Court on several charges of violence.

Tim Peel remains in custody on $10,000 bond on charges of assault with a deadly weapon, battery causing substantial bodily harm and battery constituting domestic violence.

Peel was arrested after an incident on April 16 where he allegedly hit the victim in the face and tailbone and threw a piece of concrete through the victim’s car window.

Peel’s attorney, Jesse Kalter of Reno, urged Justice of the Peace Pro Tem William Lawry to release Peel on his own recognizance. Kalter said his client was not a threat to flee and would reside with Peel’s parents as a result of a temporary restraining order filed by the alleged victim.

Lawry upheld the restraining order after the case was challenged by the alleged victim.

Lawry, though, said he was also worried about Peel’s criminal history since he has two 180-day suspended sentences stemming from separate cases. Those sentences, however, will be addressed by Lawry at Peel’s next hearing on June 5.

Churchill County Deputy District Attorney Ben Newman opposed the OR and asked for bail to remain at $53,000, the original amount from the Peel’s arrest.

Lawry, though, agreed to hold Peel in custody, but should he bail out of jail, Peel is not allowed to have contact with the alleged victim.

In other court news —

Raymond Leland King was sentenced Tuesday in District Court to six years in prison on weapons charges.

King previously pleaded guilty to one count of burglary with possession of a firearm, attempt to commit grand larceny of a firearm and attempt to commit grand larceny of a firearm.

He was sentenced to six to 12 years for the burglary charge, which will run consecutively to a previous sentence King is currently serving. He was given 12-32 months for each grand larceny charge, although those sentences will run concurrently to the burglary count.

King’s parole was revoked in 2012 after he broke into the home of David Barkley and attempted to steal numerous weapons.

Marlene Mori pleaded guilty to one felony count of failure to stop upon the signal of an officer while driving under the influence.

Mori faces one to four years in prison, although her attorney, Scott Jamieson, said she will enter a 90-day treatment program at the Betty Ford Clinic.

Mori led Fallon police, Churchill County sheriff’s deputies and Nevada Highway Patrol troopers on a high-speed chase through Fallon and in and out of Churchill County on Dec. 13. After her arrest, she tested positive for amphetamines and methamphetamine.

She will be sentenced Aug. 5.

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