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Staff Report

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

Darcie Dee Murphy received five years probation on two counts of possession of a controlled substance and possession of a stolen vehicle.

Based on information from the presentence investigation, the state Parole and Probation Department recommended probation.

Chief Deputy District Attorney Lane Mills said Murphy is a 45-year-old defendant who made mistakes in the past, one of which led to the death of another individual. Mills said rehabilitation will not work, and she deserves to be punished.

Mills asked Judge Tom Stockard to send her to the Nevada State Prison for 24-60 months.

Defense Attorney Peter Smith said his client was punished for the 2005 incident and asked that probation on both counts run concurrently. He said Murphy made changes in her life in 2015 and wants to continue making positive changes.

Hillary Nicole Borden received probation for the unlawful use of being under the influence of a controlled substance. Stockard said he wants Borden to have an evaluation. He suspended the proceedings and gave him three years probation providing she participates in a drug diversion program.

Randy Lee Hutchraft pleaded guilt to one count of attempt to commit, manufacture, importation, possession or use of a dangerous weapon or silencer; carrying concealed weapon without a permit, a category D felony or gross misdemeanor.

The sentence for the felony would be one to four years in the NSP and a fine not to exceed $5,000. A gross misdemeanor would consist of 364 days in the county jail and a fine not to exceed $2,000.

Sentencing is set for late November.

Lana Sue Vay pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit felony crime under the uniform controlled substance act, first office, a category C felony.

The count carries a sentence of one to five years in the NSP and a fine not to exceed $10,000.

Sentencing is set for late November.

Marvin Duane Phoenix had a probation revocation hearing. After the hearing, Stockard reinstated probation and ordered the defendant to enroll in a substance abuse program.

Russell Adam Hill pleaded guilty to one count of possession of a controlled substance, a category F felony, which carries a one to four year sentence in the NSP and a fine not to exceed $4,000. Hill will be transferred to Reno to begin a Veterans Administration substance abuse program.

Stockard suspended the proceedings and gave Hill three years probation.

Jacob Randall Quintero pleaded not guilty to one count of trafficking a controlled substance between 4-14 grams and a second count of procession of a controlled substance.

A two-day trial is set for March.

Juan Jesus Rangel pleaded guilty to one count of possession of a controlled substance, a category E felony, which carries a one to four year sentence in the NSP and a fine not to exceed $5,000.

Stockard gave him thee years probation and required him to attend the Western Regional Drug Court beginning later this month.

A bench warrant was issued for the arrest of Amy Jo Homer, who has not attended court for two consecutive times. She is charged with one count of unlawful use or being under the influence of a controlled substance, a category E felony.

A week’s delay has been granted to Shane C. John to appear in court. He is charged with one count of unlawful use or being under the influence of a controlled substance, a category E felony.

A presentence investigation has been ordered for Shasta Marie Kelly. She pleaded guilty in March to one count of possession of false or altered prescription for a dangerous drug, a category E felony.

The defendant attempted to obtain Oxycodone by changing the date of refill or had in her possession a prescription with an altered date. The charge carries a penalty of one to four years in prison and a fine not to exceed $5,000.

Sentencing is set for November.

Bruce Edward Hyatt pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit a felony crime under the uniform controlled substance act, first offense, a category C felony. He faces one to five years in the NSP and a fine not to exceed $10,000.

Sentencing is set for November for James Tyler Johnson, who pleaded guilty to reckless driving causing death or substantial bodily harm, a category B felony. He faces one to six years in NSP and a fine between $2,000-5,000. Court records state the defendant operated a vehicle with willful and wanton disregard of the safety of others causing a passenger to suffer a broken right arm.

Public defender Peter Smith said the case is eligible for probation.