Nye County Court Reports Archives for 2018-10

Court Report - 09/23/2018

By Eunette Gentry

 

Annika Martin was back in court on Friday, October 19, 2018, for her “Status Check regarding Diversion and Evaluation”.  During that proceeding that Pahrump area defendant – who was arrested back in 2017 and charged with “trespassing” after being filmed and having the video posted on Social Media and featured on “Cops” – appeared in court while “in custody”.  Then, the “court read the report and states that [Martin] qualifies for substance abuse treatment.  [Martin’s] defense [attorney, Jason Earnest, discussed] a requirement of 90 days of treatment…[then] states that [Martin] is [already] accepted [into a] treatment program and has a bed available now.  [The] court states supervision [might] be up to one year and [the] defendant must complete the treatment program satisfactorily to not be sentenced.  [Then, Martin was] released [that] day to the Inpatient Treatment Plan.  Once treatment [is] complete, [Martin] must admit to Drug Court immediately.  [Then, Martin will receive] three years Probation once treatment is complete – with all the special terms and conditions.”  Additionally, a total of $878 in restitution was discussed – with Parole and Probation noting that the Nevada Revised Statute states that the “restitution must go to someone” – noting the specific name of Martin’s victim.  Finally, the court notes that Martin has “213 days credit for time served”; and, ordered her to “120 days” of Drug Treatment.  Martin faces the formal charges of:  “Possession of a Controlled Substance; Unlawful use of a Controlled Substance; and, Offer, Attempt [or] Commission [of Unauthorized Acts]”.


Court Report - 10/9/2018

By Eunette Gentry

 

Former Nye County officer, Richard Deutch, has been relieved of his duties after being found guilty of “Domestic Battery” – connected to a reported fight with his “ex-girlfriend”.  Deutch plans to “Appeal” that court decision.  During Deutch’s “Bench Trial” (on 9/26):  The “defense rest[ed; and,] after hearing closing arguments, the court found that The State had met its burden of proof on [two of the four] counts [Deutch was facing in that case], and found the defendant guilty as charged on Counts One and Four [– “Domestic Battery” and “Injury to Other Property less than $25.  However,] the court found that The State did not find its burden of proof on Counts Two and Three [– both for reportedly “Disturbing the Peace”, on two separate dates –] and found the defendant not guilty of those counts.  After hearing sentencing recommendations, the court imposed the following:  [on] Count One – $340 [in] fine/fees; 2 days [in] jail, and converted the jail time to 48 hours of community service; an additional 48 hours of community service; 26 sessions of domestic violence counseling, and 90 days suspended jail.  [And, on] Count Four – the court imposed $355 [in] fine/fees, and restitution, in an amount to be determined.  The court inquired if defense counsel intends to appeal.  [Then, Deutch’s ‘Retained] Attorney, [Melissa] Barry, answered in the affirmative.  [So,] the court stayed fulfillment of sentencing requirements to allow time for the appeal process.  [Finally,] the court set a Status/Restitution Hearing for December 19th”.  Deutch also has a “Status Hearing” on that day in Justice Court for two other charges – “Injure or Tamper with Vehicle, Damage $250-$5,000” and “Injury to Other Property” – in a separate case, connected to that incident with his ex-girlfriend.  Notably, since Deutch has now been convicted of “Domestic Battery”, under “Nevada and Federal” law, he can “not…carry a firearm” – which now prevents him from “fulfil[ling] his job” duties as an “officer”, and a member of the military.


Court Report - 9/25/2018

By Eunette Gentry

 

Mitchell Robinson – the 21 year-old Pahrump man facing the charge of “Murder” after being arrested on September 9, 2017, under suspicion of “causing the death of his six month old child” – remains “In Custody: No Bail”, after having his case bound over to District Court.  Robinson was arrested first – after detectives” say during their “interview” with the father, “he admitted to shaking his baby several times on the day the infant stopped breathing.”  Then, the child’s 22 year-old mother, Amanda Ellyn Ramsey, was arrested on October 25, 2017, for “Child Abuse” charges connected to the death of her “6-month-old” child.  “The Nye County DA’s office obtained a warrant…for Ramsey[’s] arrest – after…detectives discovered additional evidence indicating that Ramsey had been aware of several prior occasions when Robinson has physically abused their child.  [Police say] the evidence further showed that Ramsey…failed to not only protect the child, but had also been part of several [abusive] acts prior to the child’s death.”  The child’s father, Robinson, had a “Preliminary Hearing” scheduled on September 6, 2018, but it was “Vacated”.  During Robinson’s last court proceeding – A Motion Hearing on August 30, 2018:  “[The Prosecuting attorney] briefed the record, pursuant to negotiations the defendant will unconditionally waive Preliminary Hearing and enter a guilty plea in District Court to one count child abuse with substantial bodily harm, a category 'B' felony with an exposure of 2-20 years in prison.  At time of Sentencing, both parties will recommend a prison sentence of 8-20 years.  The State will forgo prosecution of all other charges arising from this incident. [Robinson’s Public Defender,] attorney [Daniel] Martinez concurred.  [The] defendant was screened as to his understanding and acceptance of the negotiations and the rights he would be waiving by entering into said negotiations.  [Robinson] stated he understood.  The court found that [Robinson] has knowingly and voluntarily waived his right to Preliminary Hearing and ordered that he be bound over to appear in…District Court...  [Then,] the court ordered [Robinson’s] Preliminary Hearing [in] Justice Court [to be] Vacated and the defendant was remanded to the custody of the Nye County Detention [Center].”


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