Nye County Court Reports

By Eunette Gentry

The Pahrump man arrested after “a disturbance” at Ian Deutch Memorial Park on July 30, 2018, involving “a disorderly intoxicated male who was ‘hitting’ juveniles” – is currently “in custody: [on] $5,000 cash or bond”.  William Barter now faces the formal charges of:  “Loitering about School or public place where children congregate; [two counts of] Battery; and, [one count of] Harassment”.  During Barter’s Formal Arraignment, on August 7, 2018:  Barter’s Public Defender, “attorney [Carl] Joerger, waived the formal reading of the complaint, entered a Not Guilty plea on behalf of the defendant and made an oral motion for an O.R. Release.  [The Prosecutor] opposed the O.R. Release…  Attorney Joerger advised that all of the defendant's cases revolve around the use of alcohol and suggested random [urinary analyses] be a condition of his release.  After hearing both sides, the court denied [the] defense’s motion [for an O.R. Release], set a Bench Trial for September 6, 2018…and advised that the defendant's other matters will be bundled and set for a Status Hearing on the same date.  [Then,] the defendant was remanded to the custody of the Nye County Sheriff's Office.”  According to the Declaration of Arrest, when officers arrived at the park, “five juveniles” “described a heavy-set, tall,…man wearing a grey button down shirt and jean shorts [who was] with an adult female.”  “The juveniles stated the man drove over to them, yelled at one of the 13 year old boys – asking him if he wanted to see the female’s” breasts.  Witnesses say the suspect also yelled “other obscenities”.  Investigators say:  “the man then grabbed [a] boy by the shoulders and pushed him up against [a] wall.  A second 13 year old boy attempted to intervene but the suspect pushed him and slapped [the child’s] arm – when he tried to get close”.  A third boy then called police.  Barter “admitted to getting ‘fired’ from his job a few weeks ago – which made him ‘fall off the wagon’ and start drinking again”…  Barter, as he is described on the day of his arrest, was wearing the same clothes described by witnesses; but, he denied any wrongdoing.

 

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