Burglary suspects agree to guilty pleas in District Court

Jonathon Brown

Jonathon Brown

A pair of Fallon men suspected in the recent rash of burglaries entered guilty pleas Tuesday in District Court.

Kyle Drayton and Jacob Gregory entered pleas to drug and stolen property charges, respectively.

Drayton pleaded guilty to one count of possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), while Gregory pleaded guilty to one count of possession of stolen property of value $650 to $3,500. Both counts are felonies.

Drayton was arrested on Feb. 19 along with Kinsey McCarter and authorities discovered ski masks, cutting tools and drugs.

Gregory, meanwhile, was also arrested Feb. 19 with Blake Hesselgesser after police located the duo after they allegedly used one of their victim’s bank cards at two local businesses.

Drayton, though, was ordered to the Western Nevada Regional Drug Court for treatment. Should he fail the program, Drayton will return to District Court for a sentencing hearing.

Gregory’s sentencing hearing was continued for six months until Oct. 7, although he is eligible for probation. His hearing was delayed because the case is currently ongoing, according to Churchill County Deputy District Attorney Michael Winn.

A third suspect in the case, Jonathon Brown, appeared in Justice Court on Thursday for a status hearing. He was scheduled for a preliminary hearing on July 17.

Brown is charged with four felonies, including trafficking in a controlled substance, 4 to 14 grams, possession of stolen property, possession of a schedule I or II controlled substance for sale and possession of a controlled substance.

A request to be released on his own recognizance was denied, and Brown remains in custody at the Churchill County Jail on $80,000 bond.

In other court news —

Ryan Frehse, 26, of Fallon has been charged after he was allegedly involved in an early-morning hit-and-run in January.

He faces one count of driving under the influence causing substantial bodily harm and one count of duty to stop at an accident resulting in death or personal injury. Frehse was also issued a traffic citation for failure to decrease speed or use of due care, duty to stop at an accident involving damage to a vehicle and failure to report an accident.

He is suspected of colliding with Kyndal Czichotzki, 18, of Fallon and an unnamed 17-year-old passenger at the intersection of Williams Avenue and Sherman Street at 3:16 a.m. on Jan. 18.

Frehse’s black 2005 Ford pick-up truck allegedly ran a stop sign and T-boned Czichotzki’s white 2000 Chevy Monte Carlo, which resulted in several injuries.

Frehse was suspected of fleeing the scene, although Churchill County Sheriff’s deputies arrested him soon after the collision. Deputies found Frehse and his truck in a ditch after he ran through a barbed-wire fence near Crook Road and Williams Avenue.

Frehse’s front license plate was left at the original scene, which lead authorities to the identity of the driver.

Czichotzki, a senior at Churchill County High School, and her passenger suffered facial cuts from the windshield glass. The 17-year-old was extricated from the vehicle by the Churchill County/Fallon Fire Department, and was treated and released from Banner Churchill Community Hospital.

Frehse, meanwhile, was transported to Reno’s Renown Regional Medical Center and treated for his injuries.


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