Court date set for teen accused of eluding deputy
MINDEN – A 17-year-old student is set to plead Nov. 29 in District Court to allegations that he tried to run down a Douglas County deputy investigating a juvenile party in the Pine Nuts.
Jaden Rae Pool was charged as an adult in the Sept. 10 incident. The deputy was not hurt.
Pool waived a preliminary hearing on Wednesday in East Fork Justice Court. His lawyer, Thomas Armstrong of Carson City, said Pool intended to enter a plea to felony eluding.
Both sides are free to argue at sentencing, Armstrong said.
Pool was charged with eluding a peace officer, assault with a deadly weapon and willful injury to property for destruction of a fence.
District Judge Michael Gibbons, who certified Pool as adult, is hearing the case.
Senior Judge Steven McMorris allowed Pool to remove an ankle monitor which his lawyer said presented a financial hardship to his family.
Pool spent 30 days in juvenile detention following the incident before he was placed on house arrest.
According to reports, the deputy said he arrived at the Pine Nuts shortly after
11 p.m. Sept. 10 after receiving a call about a party.
Despite the lights and sirens, the suspect’s vehicle continued until a dead end or closed gate at the Douglas County transfer station.
The officer said the driver attempted to make a U-turn at the gate and positioned his car parallel to the patrol car.
The deputy turned a spotlight on the driver who raised both hands in the air.
The deputy said as he began to raise his handgun, the suspect looked at him and turned his vehicle toward him. As the deputy stood outside the door of his patrol car, the suspect’s vehicle continued toward him as he ran to get out of the way.
The vehicle was traced to Pool. His mother brought him to the sheriff’s office on Sept. 11 and he was taken into custody.