TENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT NEWS

The following cases were heard in the Tenth Judicial District Court before Judge Tom Stockard.

Sarah Hicks pleaded guilty to two counts of offer, attempt of the commission of an unauthorized act relating to a controlled substance and trafficking in a controlled substance, 4 grams or more but less than 14 grams.

On count one, she faces one to six years in prison and a fine not to exceed $20,000. On count two, she faces one to six years in prison and a fine not to exceed $50,000.

Sentencing is set for July, and bail was lowered to $50,000.

The first count occurred on July 29, 2016, when, according to court documents, she sold methamphetamine to a cooperating source, and on count two, she possessed meth.

Benjamin Banuelos withdrew his guilty plea on one count of battery by head butting a Fallon police officer on April 10, 2014. Banuelos was given a suspended sentence and placed on probation for three years and given credit for time served in the county jail.

Bernadetterose Delp Pavan was given a suspended sentence and placed on probation for five years. She pleaded guilty in February to one count of possession of a Schedule I or II controlled substance for purpose of sale, first offense.

According to the charge, she possessed a Schedule I controlled substance, namely meth, for the purpose of sale.

Shannandoa Francis Murray was sentenced to the Nevada State Prison for 24-60 months.

He pleaded guilty in February to two felonies that had been reduced from seven. The two counts, which are the same, charged Murray with conspiracy to commit a felony crime under the uniform substance act, first offense, a Category C felony.

The first count charges Murray conspired with another person to sell meth on Nov. 18, 2015. The second count charges Murray conspired with another person to sell meth on Dec. 8, 2015.

Patrick Ralph Alles pleaded guilty to the unlawful use of being under the influence of a controlled substance, a Category F felony.

Court documents stated he had used or was under the influence of meth. The penalty is one to four years in the Nevada State Prison and a fine not to exceed $5,000.

Judge Tom Stockard placed Alles on probation on condition he enroll in the Western Regional Diversion Drug program.

James Delima’s sentence was reduced to a misdemeanor because he has made child payments on a regular basis.

Stockard then suspended the county jail sentence on condition Delima continue paying monthly child support.

Marvin Duane Phoenix was given a suspended sentence and placed on five years probation. Stockyard ordered Phoenix to obtain a substance abuse evaluation. Furthermore, in court, Phoenix said he has completed his community service.

Phoenix pleaded guilty in February to one count of possession of a controlled substance, a Category E felony. On Jan. 15, 2016, he possessed a Schedule I controlled substance, meth.

He had faced one to four years in prison and a fine not to exceed $5,000.

Karen Anne Tonnessen was found competent to face charges based on a Lakes Crossing evaluation. Her case was referred to Justice Court for further proceedings.

Caleb Michael Casey faces sentencing in July for being under the use or influence of a controlled substance, a Category E felony, namely meth. He has been in a treatment facility and will continue to remain there.

He faces one to four years in the Nevada State Prison and a fine not to exceed $5,000. Stockard said he wants a pre-sentence investigation completed and would like more information on the New Hope program.

Jennifer Lou Logan received a suspended sentence and three years probation for unlawful use of a controlled substance, a Category E felony. She had pleaded guilty to one count that carried one to four years in the Nevada State Prison and a fine not to exceed $5,000

She must enter the Western Region Diversion Drug program.

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