Suspect in Jacks Valley fatal to head to district court |

Suspect in Jacks Valley fatal to head to district court

Staff report

DOUGLAS COUNTY – A suspect in a fatal traffic accident is set to appear March 14 in district court to enter a plea to two felony charges in the death of a 42-year-old Gardnerville woman.

Michael Cordero Perez, 32, waived a preliminary hearing Wednesday in East Fork Justice Court to determine if there was enough evidence for charges against him to stand.

Perez was arrested after the Dec. 20 collision on Jacks Valley Road and charged with driving under the influence causing death or substantial bodily harm and driving under the influence of alcohol and controlled substance causing death or substantial bodily harm.

Judge Jim EnEarl agreed to convert $500 of Perez’s $2,500 bail toward house arrest fees.

Lawyer Tod Young said Perez had not violated any conditions of the house arrest.

“He is in complete compliance,” Young said.

According to the Nevada Highway Patrol, Perez was southbound on Jacks Valley Road near Bavarian Drive when a witness said he crossed the double-yellow line, overcorrected, and collided with a vehicle driven by Robin Moroney, 42, of Gardnerville.

Moroney had to be extricated from her vehicle and was taken by Care Flight to Washoe Medical Center in Reno where she died of her injuries.

Perez was treated for moderate injuries.