Man sentenced on multiple charges
October 23, 2012
A man who plead guilty to six felonies in June was sentenced to a minimum of 5 and a half years and a maximum of 24 years, without probation, Monday morning.
Paul Edward Timm, who was originally scheduled to be sentenced on July 24, was sentenced on two charges of burglary, one attempt to obtain personal identifying information of another, grand larceny of a motor vehicle, possession of stolen property and possession of a credit card without the cardholder’s consent.
“Your acts did victimize this community,” Judge James Russell said after Timm, 39, delivered a lengthy statement to the court.
Timm told the court he had been using drugs since he was a teenager and had a problem with addiction for a long time. The drug featured most prominently in his lengthy statement, which Russell called the longest statement he has ever heard, was methamphetamine.
“I was caught in the stronghold of my desire,” Timm said.
Timm likened his struggle with addiction to the literary figures Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
“Dr. Jekyll died and Mr. Hyde took over,” he said.
Assistant District Attorney Mark Krueger told Judge Russell sentencing Timm consecutively “will send a message” that Carson City is “not going to put up with it anymore.”
“He doesn’t deserve another chance,” Krueger said.
Timm’s defense attorney Noel Waters asked the judge give Timm “a little light at the end of the tunnel.”
Twenty-two months served consecutively, which Waters suggested at sentencing, is still four years in prison, he said.
“I believe my disease (addition) was present long before I used,” Timm said.
Russell said he can tell Timm is a smart man.
“You need to use this time to get your life in order,” Tatro said.