A Californian, who said he had used drugs for 20 years, was sent to jail Tuesday after admitting to having a credit card without the owner’s permission.
Raul Tyler Corral, 39, told District Judge Tod Young that he started using again almost immediately after his last release from prison.
Corral was arrested on October 30, 2020 in Stateline with an American Express Black credit card and a Best Buy credit card.
He first claimed to have found the American Express card in a parking lot, but then changed his story to say that it was in a 7-Eleven ATM.
Corral was seeking a conditional sentence so that he could attend a program in California.
However, Young said the theft and Corral’s case called for jail time.
“It’s very true that prison hasn’t worked for you before, but you have to stop being a thief,” Young said.
Corral was credited with 122 days of service.
• A man from Topaz Ranch Estates, who stole a classic car and abandoned it along Highway 395 in the Pine Nut Mountains, was given a suspended sentence of 12 to 32 months on Tuesday.
Ethan Sean Mayotte, 41, was ordered to participate in the Western Nevada Regional Drug Court and mental health counseling.
Mayotte has been in detention for six months since his arrest in October. He had previously been arrested for shoplifting in a store and released. He was the subject of a brief manhunt in Minden after authorities found prison payment cards traced back to him inside the 1966 El Camino. He was credited with 147 days of time served and released from prison.
• A Carson City man admitted to a charge of selling a controlled substance on Tuesday.
Chris Larue Thomas faces up to 1 to 6 years in prison in a July 28, 2020 methamphetamine sale in a parking lot in northern Douglas County.
Thomas has struggled to stay sober for the past seven months with offenses for testing positive for methamphetamine twice in the past month and then for alcohol.
He said he had been using for 30 years. He is due to be sentenced on May 18.
• A man who remained in target after the closure on New Years Eve admitted a burglary charge on Tuesday.
Joshua Lee Ezekiel faces up to 1 to 5 years in prison in connection with this case.
He is expected to be sentenced on May 18.
• A 36-year-old woman who failed a diversion program received a 19- to 48-month conditional sentence on the condition that she spends 90 days in prison and applies for an inpatient treatment program.
Sparks resident Ashley P. Jocol fled the program after being deferred in 2019.
Prosecutor Matthew Johnson argued that probation should not be mandatory in the case because it violated the schedule before the law changed on July 1.
Lawyer Kris Brown argued that although probation was mandatory, Jocol knew she couldn’t be alone without using drugs.
“She knows herself that she cannot get out of custody and get out of it without relapsing before she can get into a program,” she said. “Everything in her life is linked to drug use. “
• A Los Angeles man seeking a postponement of a mandatory prison sentence for impaired driving faces a contempt charge after showing up to court wearing a t-shirt and shorts.
Juan Carlos Contreras admitted he was under the influence when he was arrested on July 6, 2020.
Contreras said he drove from Los Angeles on Monday to go to court on Tuesday.
If denied the deferral, he faces up to six years in prison and a fine of at least $ 2,000.
• A Gardnerville man awaiting conviction for a serious statutory offense of sexual seduction was released from prison on Tuesday.
Isaiah Jenkins, 18, drank wine and was arrested for an offense last weekend.
Jenkins was given three days of time as a sanction. He is expected to be sentenced on April 20, where he faces 364 days in prison.