Yerington man faces murder charge in roommate’s death

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A Yerington man faces a murder charge in the death of his roommate, according to the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office.

Timothy Brewer, 57, was arrested Thursday, Aug. 3 in the death of Sir Charles Lester, 56. A body tentatively identified as Lester’s was found Thursday buried at the home the two shared at 4 Farrell Lane in Yerington, according to the LCSO news release.

On June 28, LCSO deputies visited Farrell Lane for a welfare check request on Lester. Friends and family reported they had not had contact with Lester in almost a week.

Brewer informed law enforcement that he last saw Lester on June 20, according to the release. Brewer said he and Lester had a verbal argument and Lester had left the residence with an unknown friend. Brewer reported he has not seen Lester since then.

On Thursday, Aug. 3, LCSO detectives conducted a search of 4 Farrell Lane, locating what appeared to be a recently-dug gravesite, the release said. The detectives and forensic technicians from the Washoe County Sheriff's Office discovered a deceased male who was tentatively identified as Lester.

Brewer was arrested for open murder and destruction of evidence and booked into the Lyon County Jail.

Anyone who has information regarding the case is urged to contact LCSO at 775-463-6620 or by email at; reference case number 23LY02827.

Callers may remain anonymous by contacting Secret Witness at or by text or phone at 775-322-4900.


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