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Fallon man appears in theft of deputy’s home

Steve Puterski
sputerski@lahontanvalleynews.com
Shawn Albiani

A Fallon man accused of breaking into the home of a Churchill County Sheriff’s deputy appeared Thursday in Justice Court on burglary and petty larceny charges.

Shawn Albiani, 25, waived proceedings to District Court where he is expected to plead guilty to one felony count of burglary with the use of a firearm.

In Justice Court, Albiani plead guilty to three counts of petit larceny stemming from an Aug. 16 theft at Walmart and the Sept. 12 theft of the deputies home.

As part of the plea negotiations, Albiani was released on his own recognizance, although he was ordered to wear a GPS ankle monitor and submit to drug and alcohol testing by Court Services.

In addition, Albiani will be sentenced on the petit larceny charges, which are misdemeanors and are handle by Justice Court, about a week before he enters a plea in District Court.

The arraignment hearing in District Court, meanwhile, is expected to be in late December or January.

According to court records, Albiani stole a Glock 22 .40-caliber pistol from a CCSO deputy’s home on Sept. 12. In addition, Albiani also stole a Los Angeles police gear bag, two video game systems, a MP3 player, iPod and a set of headphones.

Court documents also show Albiani was with Aleisha Elizarraraz at the time of the break in and the two allegedly “transferred” the items to Nicholas Jackson.

On Aug. 16, Albiani stole an impact drill from Premier Pawn. He was arrested Oct. 17.

He previously served a prison sentence for burglary in 2010. He committed two burglaries in 2010, the second while he was on bail for the first count, according to a previous story in the LVN.

In other court news —

Jacob Don Gregory was ordered Tuesday in District Court to attend the Regimental Discipline Program after he pleaded guilty to one count of grand larceny of a firearm and one count of possession of stolen property.

The two cases, which are unrelated, were consolidated after discussion between public defender, Dave Neidert, and the courts allowed both cases to proceed to the same sentencing date.

Although Gregory will report to the program, which is known as boot camp, however, he could be sentenced to prison even if he successfully completes the program.

Gregory faces one to 10 years for the burglary charge and one to five years for the stolen property count.

The firearm charge is the result of a burglary on July 11 on Amy Lane. Gregory was arrested in February when he and four other suspects were booked in connection with at least 46 burglaries, most from unlocked vehicles, throughout the city.