DeSelms expected to plead guilty

A Fallon man arrested in a late-night raid in July appeared Thursday in Justice Court on numerous felony charges.

Charles DeSelms’ attorney, John Oakes, told the court his client will waive his preliminary hearing and is expected to enter a guilty plea to three felony charges in District Court on Oct. 15.

DeSelms was charged with 10 felonies, but Oakes said he will plead to one count each of level 1 drug trafficking, possession of a controlled substance for sale and felony eluding of an officer.

DeSelms was busted, along with two others, after an investigation by the North Central Narcotics Task Force and with assistance from the Carson City Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team.

DeSelms was listed on the State of Nevada’s Department of Public Safety investigation’s 10 Most Wanted after a previous attempt to arrest him in May was unsuccessful.

A search warrant was obtained for DeSelms residence on May 10, but the task force missed DeSelms by 30 minutes.

On June 12, the unit located DeSelms in Churchill County on Zephyr Road, but he escaped and caused one member of the unit to total his vehicle. The agent also suffered numerous cuts and bruises including a gash above the eye.

In other court news —

Justin James Lovett, who is accused of shooting a woman at the Overland Hotel on Sept. 13 appeared Thursday in Justice Court. His attorney, Paul Drakulich, will file a motion to withdraw as counsel. The case was assigned to public defenders Troy Jordan and Dave Neidert.

Lovett is charged with one count each of assault with a deadly weapon, battery with a deadly weapon causing substantial bodily harm, battery constituting domestic violence, ex-felon not to possess a firearm and trafficking in a controlled substance, 28 grams or more.

The trafficking charge, though, stems from an unrelated case, which was initiated by the Fallon Police Department and investigated by the North Central Narcotics Task Force, Fallon police Capt. Vern Ulrich said.

On Sept. 13 at about 1:50 p.m., FPD received a call indicating that a shooting had occurred at the Overland Hotel. Officers arrived to find Holly Wilcox, 30, of Fallon, had a gunshot wound to her arm. Wilcox was transported to Banner Churchill Community Hospital for treatment and released.

Raymond King appeared in Justice Court, waived his right to a preliminary hearing in 15 days and was scheduled for a preliminary hearing on Nov. 22.

King faces 17 felony charges — eight counts of grand larceny of a firearm, eight counts of an ex-felon not to possess a firearm and one count of burglary with a deadly weapon or a firearm — from a suspected burglary in November 2012.

The haul included an AR-15 assault rifle, a Weatherby 300, a Remington 30-06, a Marlin 30-30, a Winchester 20-gauge, single-shot shotgun, a Winchester 12-gauge pump shotgun, a 30-80 rifle and a .22-caliber rifle.

King was previously convicted of felony grand larceny of a firearm and burglary with a deadly weapon. He is currently serving a prison sentence and is schedule for release in November 2014.


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