Woman pleads to lesser charge in search warrant shooting

A woman arrested following a search warrant in February in which a Carson City deputy was shot in the arm, pleaded guilty in Carson City District Court on Monday to possession of methamphetamine.

Lillian Kay Meyer, 42, was suspected of selling methamphetamine to a police informant which resulted in the issuance of a search warrant for her home at 1515 Fall St. on Feb. 1.

After officers entered, homeowner Mark Fiddler, 51, is suspected of opening fire on a deputy with the bullet striking the officer's wrist.

Meyer faces 12 to 48 months in prison when sentenced April 9. She was released from custody on her own recognizance.

An attempted murder trial set for Fiddler will begin May 1.

The following people also appeared before Judge Todd Russell on Monday:

• Argenis Israel Mendez-Silis, 19, pleaded guilty to burglary in connection with a phony armed robbery at Wendy's on Nov. 25.

Mendez-Silis and two others, including the business' underage manager, staged a robbery at the North Carson Street fast-food restaurant in which they locked the accomplice and two unsuspecting employees in a storage area and made off with the money. His accomplice, Jesse Sillis-Teran, 19, pleaded guilty to felony burglary, felony possession of a controlled substance and gross misdemeanor false imprisonment.

Mendez-Silis faces 12 to 120 months in prison when sentenced.

• James Michael Park, 29, pleaded guilty to attempted theft. He faces 12 to 48 months in prison when sentenced.

• Ruddy A. Rodriguez, 55, was sentenced to prison for 26 to 120 months on a charge of felony drunken driving.

• Anthony Vera, 31, a prison inmate, pleaded not guilty to striking a corrections officer in the jaw in June 2005. A trial date is expected to be set for October.

The following people appeared before Judge Bill Maddox on Tuesday:

• Daniel Boyd Banks, 21, pleaded guilty to commercial burglary of Mike's Pharmacy. He faces 12 to 120 months in prison when sentenced May 1.

• Ronald Michael Roper, 31, pleaded guilty to felony theft in relation to the passing of bad checks to purchase a motor home, all-terrain vehicles and a trailer from businesses in Carson City. His accomplice, Sara Janene Combs, 24, pleaded guilty Tuesday to issuance of a check without sufficient funds. Roper faces one to five years and Combs faces one to four years when sentenced May 1. Combs was released on her own recognizance. Roper remains in custody with bail set at $20,000.

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


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