Nye County Court Reports

01/29/2019 | Court Report | Eunette Gentry

By Eunette Gentry


Shawndarro Marcel Thomas – the Pahrump man facing “Attempted Murder”, “Battery” and other related charges connected to a shooting in Pahrump back in July 2017, that left a man injured – “admits” to his actions, and is now clean, according to the court, after initially testing “positive for marijuana” during his “Status Check” back in December (on 12/14/18).  Thomas is even on court record admitting that “he would test [positive] for marijuana” during another prior court proceeding – which was a “Calendar Call and drug testing” back in November (on 11/2/18).  During Thomas’ latest court date, an “Arraignment / Change of Plea” Hearing:  The “court review[ed] the case history and…notes[; and,] states the defendant has been [drug] testing for the last month.  [Then, the court notes that Thomas] has been negative and is clean [on the day of court].  [A plea of] No Contest [was then] submitted to the court[; and, the] court outlines the negotiations.  [Thomas] waive[d] the formal reading of the information [and the] court canvasses the defendant, outlines the No Contest Plea for the record, and the maximum possible sentence.  [Thomas] acknowledges, pleads No Contest, and waives his Constitutional Rights to trial.  The State sets forth the elements on the record.  [Then, Thomas] addresses the court and admits [to] the allegations.  [Then, Thomas] denies any request for Continuance.  [The] court finds [the defendant’s] No Contest Plea to be given freely and accepts said plea.  Defense waives the 14 Day Rule regarding the PSI Report, but asks to receive [that report] three to four days prior to [Thomas’] Sentencing Hearing.  [Lastly, the] court recites [Thomas’] O.R. Release terms[; and, the] court set Sentencing for April 12, 2019”.  As a final matter, Thomas Defense Attorney, Brent Percival, “requests for [Thomas’ drug testing] to end… [That’s when the] court admonishes [Thomas regarding] his past positive test results.  [The] State concurs with Defense that the drugs did not appear to have been an issue with the charges [against Thomas] and is not opposed to ending the random [drug tests.  However, the] court [decides to] continue the random [drug testing;] but, will reduce the frequency.  Thomas will now be formally sentenced for:  “Attempt[ed] Murder with use of a Deadly Weapon; Battery with a Weapon Causing Substantial Bodily Harm; [three counts of] Assault with a Deadly Weapon; and, Robbery”.


01/04/2019 | Court Report | Eunette Gentry


Mitchell Robinson has now been Sentenced to “96 to 240 months [in] prison”.  Robinson is the then 21 year-old Pahrump man who pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of “Child Abuse Substantial Bodily Harm” in District Court – after initially facing the charge of “Murder” – following his arrest, on September 9, 2017, under suspicion of “causing the death of his six month old child”.  During the defendant’s “Sentencing Hearing”, on December 17, 2018:  Robinson’s attorney, Daniel “Martinez notes parties’ stipulated [a] recommended Sentence of 8 to 20 years; and, asks the court to follow his recommendation for the maximum sentence.”  After case parties “note credit for time served of 465 days”, Robinson’s sentence was handed down.  Notably, 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 then 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 [a] part of several [abusive] acts prior to the child’s death.”  Back on October 25, 2018, Ramsey received an “8 to 20 year” “suspended” sentence, that was reduced “to probation”.


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