Elko man pleads guilty to attempted battery charge
May 15, 2013
An Elko man pleaded guilty to attempted battery causing substantial bodily harm Tuesday morning in Carson City district court.
Thomas Caudill faces a varying range of penalties depending on if the judge decides at sentencing the charge should be a gross misdemeanor or a felony. Were it to be treated as a felony, Caudill could face up to four years in prison and a $5,000 fine. If classified as a gross misdemeanor, he would face up to a year in the Carson City Jail and up to a $2,000 fine.
He was arrested July 1, 2012, on suspicion of kidnapping with a deadly weapon and assault with a deadly weapon after three victims told deputies he threatened them with a knife at a party, ushered the three into a back yard, threw the knife over his shoulder toward one of the victims and then locked a sliding glass door, according to the arrest report. Sentencing is set for 9 a.m. Aug. 5.
ALSO IN DISTRICT COURT TUESDAY
• Theresa Crowley pleaded guilty to Tuesday morning to conspiracy to violate the uniform controlled substance act. She will be sentenced at 9 a.m. July 1 and faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
• Joel Germain, of Carson City, pleaded not guilty to uttering a forged instrument. His trial was set for July 15.
• Kevin Harward, 49, of Carson City, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to violate the uniform controlled substance act. Sentencing was set for July 1.
• Stefan Houser pleaded guilty to uttering a forged instrument. Sentencing was set for 9 a.m. July 9.
• Christopher Coston pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance and Judge James Russell sentenced him to a year to four years in prison, to run concurrent with a case in Washoe County.
• Aaron Clack pleaded guilty to grand larceny and receiving or transferring a stolen vehicle. As part of his plea agreement, he previously pleaded guilty to a count of possession of stolen property. He will be sentenced on June 18 at 9 a.m.