Grimes Point graffiti case continued till next week

A Fallon man accused of spraying graffiti at Grimes Point did not appear Tuesday in District Court due to an illness.

Scotti Richard Jenkins’ arraignment was continued until next week after his defense attorney, David Neidert, and Churchill County Chief Deputy District Attorney Lane Mills agreed Jenkins was too ill to appear.

Jenkins, though, did come to court, but met with his attorney before proceedings began inside the courtroom. He is expected to plead guilty at his next hearing.

According to the criminal complaint, Jenkins spray painted parts of Grimes Point on or about Feb. 25, 2014.

Jenkins, along with Justin McGilton, William McHaney, Jazzmend Crabtree, Sean O’Brien and one juvenile were arrested in connection with the vandalism.

Jenkins, O’Brien McGilton and McHaney are each charged with placing graffiti or otherwise defacing a protected site, although McGilton pleaded guilty in October.

The felony charge carries a penalty of one to four years in prison and a $5,000 fine. By law, it also carries a mandatory sentence of 10 days in jail, a fine between $400-$1,000, 100 hours of community service to abate the graffiti and a suspension of a driver’s license between six months to two years.

Jenkins is eligble for probation, while McGliton will be sentenced Jan. 6.

In other court news —

Jill Laura Holguin pleaded guilty to one felony and one gross misdemeanor stemming from a rollover accident on Oct. 31.

Holguin’s two children were in the vehicle and she tested positive for alcohol. She entered her plea to one felony count of endangerment of a child and one gross misdemeanor charge endangerment of a child not causing substantial bodily harm.

Holguin will be sentenced April 7, although she may avoid prison depending on a psychological exam.

Benjamin Thompson was sentenced up to four years in prison for attempt to commit burglary.

Thompson also has an active case in Elko County and a warrant in Oregon.

Daniel Michael Southern was sentenced to 32-140 months in prison for driving under the influence with a prior felony DUI conviction.

He was arrested with between a .226 and .238 blood-alcohol content, which is about three times the legal limit.

A bench warrant was issued for Carrie Lynn Gonzales after she failed to appear Tuesday for a status hearing.

In addition, Mills said a violation report was issued alleging Gonzales did not serve 25 consecutive weekends in jail. He said she moved to Hawthorne without permission from Parole and Probation.


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