Carson City man gets prison in home invasion

A Carson City man involved in an October home invasion, in which several deputies were injured in a scuffle, was sent to prison Monday.

Anthony Paul Angel-Velasquez, who will turn 30 today, was sentenced in Carson City District Court to 20 to 50 months in prison on a charge of attempted home invasion. In exchange for the plea, charges of home invasion, burglary and robbery were dismissed.

According to court documents, Angel-Velasquez and two others entered the Woodside Drive apartment of a mother and her infant and shoved the mother into a closet before making off with electronics, sunglasses and hand sanitizer.

When deputies arrived, Angel-Velasquez ran through the complex and into another apartment where Jawi Alvarez, 46, emerged and began fighting with officers, according to arrest records.

As deputies struggled with Alvarez, two women, identified as Rene Tibbitts, 37, and Karen Alvarez, 42, allegedly jumped into the fray. In the ensuing battle with four people, one deputy suffered a possible concussion when he was knocked to the ground, another suffered an injury to his thumb and ankle and the third deputy was punched.

Jawi Alvarez, pleaded guilty to battery on Jan. 25 and was sentenced to one year in jail.

Karen Alvarez and Rene Tibbitts pleaded not guilty to charges of battery on a peace officer. Karen Alvarez is set to go to trial on June 12. Tibbitts' trial is set for June 26.

In other Monday cases before Judge Michael Griffin:

• Bradley Owen Emmans, 20, pleaded guilty to gross misdemeanor conspiracy to contribute to the delinquency of a minor. In exchange for the plea, a charge of statutory sexual seduction was dismissed. Emmans said he engaged in sexual relations with a 14- year-old girl who told him she was 17. He faces up to one year in jail when sentenced May 22.

• Francisco Antonio Gonzalez Jr., 26, pleaded guilty to trafficking methamphetamine. In the plea arrangement, Gonzalez also agreed to forfeit a Ford Excursion and $12,000 in cash. He could get between probation to 15 years in prison when sentenced May 22.

• Heather L. Greene, 21, was given time served and ordered to pay $665 on a charge of passing a forged instrument. The judge declined to give Greene, who has several previous drug arrests, probation or order her into a home for unwed pregnant women. "I suggest you change your life," he said, noting if she was "dumb enough," to take drugs while pregnant, she should suffer the consequences.

• Jeffrey Stewart, 21, pleaded guilty to malicious destruction of jail property and obtaining a prescription from multiple physicians. In exchange for the plea, a charge of passing a forged instrument was dropped. When Griffin asked Stewart what he did to get arrested, Stewart replied, "I broke my neck in 2003 and they were giving me painkillers for that and I just got out of control." He faces up to four years in prison when sentenced May 22.

• Bismark Venegas-Fonseca, 37, pleaded not guilty to robbery with a deadly weapon and eluding police. He was arrested in October after allegedly holding up an Hispanic restaurant, then leading police on a 100 mph chase through Washoe Valley before crashing into two other vehicles at the Mount Rose Junction. A trial has been set for July 25. The judge refused to lowers Venegas-Fonseca's bail from $250,000 to $25,000.

• Contact reporter F.T. Norton at or 881-1213.


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