Nye County Court Reports Archives for 2018-07

Court Report - 7/26/2018

By Eunette Gentry

Local woman, Antoinette Nash, was arrested on June 22, 2018 and charged with “Attempted Murder” and “Battery” after a violent domestic dispute with her female roommate.  However, Nash will not be making an appearance in Justice Court this week – as previously scheduled; because, the defendant had her “Preliminary Hearing” in that lower court, “Vacated” – after it was scheduled for Thursday, July 26th.  Police say Nash was taken into custody after stabbing one of her two roommates at their home.  Both roommates, and Nash, told police that:  “all three individuals were arguing”, and “Nash had been drinking all day”.  Then, the victim says:  “Nash slapped her in the face, [and] pushed her in the face.”  The female victim then told police:  “she pushed Nash, and Nash fell to the ground…got up, ran in the kitchen…grabbed two knives…[then] stated “I’m gunna kill that b- - - -.”  That’s when the victim says “Nash…pushed her up against the wall near [their] front door and ‘slit her throat’”.  The victim “ran into her bedroom” after being “grabbed…by the arm” and helped by their other roommate – who “locked them inside” the room.  That third roommate then “called 911”.  The victim was transported to “Desert View Hospital” – where “she received 10 stitches for her neck injury.”  Police say “Nash appeared extremely intoxicated” and “complained of chest pains”; so, she was also transported to “Desert View Hospital” – but not before being arrested!  Upon arrival at the hospital, “Nash became combative with hospital staff and [a ‘Deputy’ on scene].”  During investigation, “Nash stated that she was involved in a ‘tussle’ with [the victim]” but “she did not know how [the victim’s] neck got cut.”  Police found a “knife…in the street approximately 150 yards from the residence”; and, “bandages that appeared to have blood on them in the street approximately 130 yards from the residence.”  “Nash was released from Desert View hospital and transported to NCDC”.  During Nash’s “First Appearance” in court for this matter, on June 25th, her “bail [was] set at $60,000 cash or bond”; and, she was appointed Attorney David Rickert as her “Public Defender”.  Then, during Nash’s “Formal Arraignment”, on July 2nd:  the defendant stated “she understood the nature of the…charges against her and procedures.  [Then, Nash’s replacement ‘Defense Attorney’, Daniel] Martinez, argued…for an O.R. Release, or in the alternative, a reduction in bail.  The court denied the defense's motions and advised the bail amount [remains] at $60,000 and due to the nature of the charges that is a fair bail amount.  Attorney Martinez requested a Preliminary Hearing and a Pre-Trial date.  The State concurred.  The court set [Nash’s] Pre-Trial Hearing for July 12th…and Preliminary Hearing for July 26th”.  However, both of those court dates were “Waived” and “Vacated” – respectively.  Nash “was remanded into the custody of…NCDC” after her last court proceeding.

 

 

 


07/13/2018 - Court Report

By Eunette Gentry

Jayme McCoy, the Pahrump man arrested on June 6, 2018 and charged with “Indecent or Obscene Exposure” after witnesses say he caused “a disturbance” inside an area McDonalds – due to reportedly “exposing” his genitals while walking around in that restaurant – is due in District Court on Monday July 16th, for his “Arraignment”.  McCoy was Bound-Over to that higher court after being ordered to undergo a Mental “Competency Evaluation”.  On the date of his arrest, police say:  “shortly after receiving his food, [McCoy] was walking around inside [McDonald’s] with his pants hanging down exposing [himself] to staff and other patrons.  [Then, when] staff members told McCoy to pull his pants up, he began yelling at them, calling them names, and then walked out.”  During McCoy’s “First Appearance” in Justice Court, on June 7th:  “the court advised [the] defendant that probable cause was found and [McCoy’s] bail [was] set at $2,000 cash or bond.  [The] defendant was screened as to his financial status.  [Subsequently,] the court appointed attorney [Jason] Earnest to represent [McCoy as his Public Defender].  [Then,] the court set Formal Arraignment for June 13th.”  However on that court date:  “Attorney Earnest briefed the record that the defendant will be conditionally waiving his Preliminary Hearing for the purposes of a Competency Evaluation.  [The Prosecuting Attorney] had no opposition.  [So, a] conditional waiver of Preliminary Hearing [was] signed and filed by Attorney Earnest on the defendant's behalf.  [During the conclusion of that court proceeding,] the court ordered [McCoy] bound over to appear for Arraignment in…District Court on July 16th.”


07/17/2018 - Court Report

By Eunette Gentry

George Allen Prentiss recently appeared in court and had his case bound over to District Court – where he will reportedly plead “Guilty”.  Prentiss is the local man who was arrested on May 19, 2018, after “admitting to police that he was inappropriately “touching [a female minor] for the purpose of sexual conduct”.  Prentiss had his case bound over to the higher District Court, to face the formal charge of “Lewdness with a child under 14 years of age”.  On July 11th, during the court proceeding that was scheduled to be Prentiss’ “Preliminary Hearing”:  it was determined that “the defendant will unconditionally waive Preliminary Hearing and in District Court [will] enter a Guilty Plea to one count of Attempted Lewdness With A Child under the age of 14 years old, and The State is free to argue.  [The Prosecuting] Attorney concurred.  The defendant was screened as to his understanding and acceptance of the negotiations and the rights he would be waiving...The court found that the defendant has knowingly and voluntarily waived his right to Preliminary Hearing and ordered that he be bound over to appear in…District Court…for Arraignment on August 17th.”  Prentiss was taken into custody after NCSO officers were “dispatched to [an area home] in reference to a sex offense.”  A deputy responded to “reports of a female [who] had been touched in the privates by a neighbor named Pops” – who was “later identified as George Prentiss.”  Police say the young girl left home looking for her “friends”; but, they “were not at [home]”.  So, the child “went over to Pops’ trailer” – “to earn some chore money, by doing the dishes.”  According to police, while the young girl was there, Prentiss told her, “I will show you mine, if you show me yours.”  Then the victim says Prentiss “placed his hand on her [vagina] and patted it with his hand”.  “She then ran across the street and told her father what…happened.”  Officers say after questioning him, Prentiss confirmed the victim’s account, admitted what he had done, and even told police “that he wanted sexual contact, but it shouldn’t have been with a child.”  Prentiss remains “In Custody: [with] BAIL [set at] $5000 C/B”.

 

 

 


07/03/2018 - Court Report

By Eunette Gentry

 

Shawn McNally – the local man arrested on May 8, 2018 and charged with “Exploitation of an Older Person” and another drug related charge – was recently in court for his “Formal Arraignment”.  McNally is suspected of taking financial advantage of an elderly male – who says McNally, over time, “would harass, intimidate, threaten, bully and manipulate [the victim] into giving him more than $100,000”.  McNally “had [even] been driving” the elderly victim’s “red Ford Fusion”.  That man told police that when he “attempted to turn [McNally] down [after requesting money, McNally] ‘blew up’ and threatened [that] he would (sue) [and] take [the victim’s] car, his house and everything he owned”.  The victim also says McNally “instructed him to open [a] joint [bank] account, to ‘show’ they had a ‘relationship’ with each other”.  The victim says “he had only deposited [money] into the account [– more than 11-thousand dollars –]…and he never took any money out.”  However, the “current balance” on that account is now only about two-hundred dollars.  Police suspect McNally is behind these financial schemes.  Officers say when they questioned him, McNally admitted that he has a “$100 a-day heroin addiction”…and that he mixes it with meth and marijuana…to ‘function’”.  During McNally’s initial court date for this case, the Prosecutor “made an oral motion for a No Contact Order with the alleged victim, to include no third party contact.  [The] court granted The State’s motion and ordered from this point forward the defendant is to have no contact, including no third party contact, with the victim.  [McNally] acknowledged [the order.  Then,] the court set a Pre-Trial Hearing for July 25th.”  McNally currently has an “Active Cash Bail or Bond: $15,000”.

 

 

 


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