Father and son plead guilty to burglary

A father and son who fled Carson City in a taxicab after allegedly burglarizing an apartment last month pleaded guilty Monday in District Court.

Robert Oborny, 55, and Thomas Oborny, 25, entered guilty pleas to attempted burglary before District Judge Michael Griffin. In exchange for the pleas, the District Attorney's Office dropped charges of burglary, possession of a motor vehicle and possession of marijuana. Both men face one-to-five years in prison.

The Obornys allegedly broke into an apartment on Country Village Drive while neighbors were watching on Oct. 11.

Deputy District Attorney Tom Armstrong said the burglary victim and the younger Oborny knew one another.

"The disagreement appeared to be over drugs or drug money. What was stolen was a lot of marijuana and about $900," he said.

Because Thomas Oborny does not have a prior record, Armstrong did not protest his release from custody. Robert Oborny, who reportedly has at least seven other prior arrests, will appear in court next week for talk of bail reduction.

According to police reports, when a neighbor saw the burglary and called for police, another person followed the men who were driving a truck to Palo Verde Drive behind Mills Park. The men allegedly left the vehicle there, ran through the park, and hailed a cab near the swim center. The truck was later found to be stolen.

Deputies contacted the cab company, which later received confirmation from a cab driver he had the Obornys in his vehicle heading to Reno. The two men were arrested at South Virginia Street and Kietzke Lane in Reno.

n Contact reporter F.T. Norton at ftnorton@nevadaappeal.com or 881-1213.


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