47 charges filed against coffee shop robber
Nevada Appeal Staff Writer
A 47-count criminal complaint has been filed against a 20-year-old man who allegedly held up a coffee shop at gunpoint and burglarized at least five Carson City businesses last month.
Jermaine Charles Hoffman is charged with five counts of burglary, two counts of grand larceny, 19 counts of grand larceny of a firearm, attempted robbery with a deadly weapon, assault with a deadly weapon, battery with a deadly weapon, two counts of unlawful discharge of a firearm, five counts of manufacturing weapon silencers, two counts of removing serial numbers from guns, seven counts of possession of stolen property, and two counts of grand larceny, all of which are felonies. He also is charged with four counts of gross misdemeanor possession of burglary tools and possession of a stolen computer.
The complaint alleges that between Jan. 21 and Jan. 27, Hoffman burglarized Kragen Auto Parts, Carson Tahoe Jewelry, Lifestream Natural Food Store and the True Value Hardware store, where he allegedly made off with 19 guns.
Hoffman then allegedly used one of the stolen weapons to hold up the Carson Coffee shop on Jan. 30, according to police records.
Hoffman allegedly fired twice at owner Curt Spradley before fleeing. Spradley suffered only an abrasion on his foot from a ricocheting bullet.
On Feb. 11, Hoffman’s vehicle was stopped without plates and officers found some of the stolen weapons in the trunk, according to police records, and other guns were found at his home along with a stolen laptop.
A preliminary hearing set for today was continued. A new date has yet to be set.
Hoffman remains in jail on $100,000 bail.
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