Carson man dies by suicide above Genoa

Genoa residents were given the all-clear on Thursday after a reverse 911 call told them to lock their doors.

Douglas County deputies responded to Centennial after receiving a report that a man walked into the woods with a long rifle after threatening suicide.

The reporting party said she heard gunshots not long after he left at around 2:25 p.m.

Deputies exercised caution approaching the home, which was above the tree line on a steep hill.

They located the man’s body with a drone and confirmed he was dead.

The man was identified as a 48-year-old Carson City man with a $1 million bail after he was arrested on Jan. 9 on sexual assault and lewdness charges.

Eugene Nichols, Jr, was facing multiple counts of sex offenses with children under age 14.

Nichols, 48, was originally arrested in December on a warrant charging lewdness with a child under 14. He was freed on $250,000 bail.

But he was rearrested in January at a Gregg Street residence in Carson City on a warrant charging two counts of sexual assault on a child under 14 and one of lewdness with a child under 14 as well as violating bail conditions on what the arrest report described as “similar charges.” His bail was raised to $1 million.

Nichols made that bail and was again released. Under the Nevada Constitution, all crimes except First Degree Murder are bailable.


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