Drugs lead to 6 felony counts
A Fallon woman who has six pending felony charges was denied in District Court on Tuesday to be released or have bail lowered.
Chelsie Nicole Galdarisi, 26, faces the charges stemming from three separate incidents since May. Her attorney, Byron Bergeron, asked the court to release his client to seek outpatient drug treatment at New Frontier. In addition, Bergeron asked if the court did not find a release was justified, that Galdarisi’s bail be reduced from the more than $28,000 including a $10,000 cash-only bond.
Churchill County Deputy District Attorney Brandon Gardner said Galdarisi objected to the release and lower bond saying the sheer number of alleged crimes called for her to be held.
Gardner added Galdarisi’s suspected crime spree is driven by her drug use and argued she was likely to reoffend if released. In addition, Gardner said Galdarisi also failed to appear for a Justice Court hearing in the past several months.
Her first run-in with law enforcement came on May 15 when she was arrested for allegedly possessing a stolen vehicle, a 2014 Chevy Cruz.
On Aug. 6, Galdarisi was arrested for burglary, uttering a forged instrument and forgery.
According to the documents, Galdarisi is suspected of altering a check in the amount of $28.19 to $88.10, entered Stockman’s Casino with the intent to obtain money under false pretenses and uttered the forged check at the casino.
One month later, Galdarisi was booked on one count of fraudulent acts concerning gaming for attempting to cash out a voucher for $300, “which was greater than the amount won.”
Galdarisi has been in custody since her arrest on Nov. 13 and will appear Tuesday for an arraignment.
In other court news —
Crystal Lynn Lanterman, 24, pleaded guilty Tuesday in District Court to one count of commission of an unauthorized act relating to a controlled substance.
She was arrested Nov. 21 after an investigation by the North Central Narcotics Task Force revealed Lanterman was selling methamphetamine.
According to prosecutors, she made several sales including one with a child present.
Lanterman faces one to six years in prison with a fine up to $20,000; although she is eligible for probation.
Josh Willie Gordon entered a guilty plea to one count of burglary after breaking into Heck’s Meat on Nov. 19. He was arrested two days later.
According to Gordon, he was intoxicated and broke into the business after hours. He said he scaled a wall and then entered through a window.
Deputy DA Michael Winn, though, added Gordon broke in and stole money from the store.
Gordon’s attorney, Peter Smith, said his client is the son of the “proprietor” of Heck’s Meat and Gordon will apply for the Diversion Program.
He faces one to 10 years in prison and will be sentenced Feb. 24. Gordon remains in custody on $10,000 bond.