By Kelsey Givens
Two men were arrested Monday after allegedly riding scooters drunkenly through a local retail store. The fun-loving pair tried to leave in their pickup truck despite a deputy’s warning that they were too drunk to drive and were charged in relation to that, too.
David Griffith Jr., 21, and Jairon Luna-Munoz, 22, were arrested at approximately 3:17 a.m. after a Nye County Sheriff’s deputy was called to the Walmart on State Route 160 on a report of intoxicated persons in the store.
According to a declaration of arrest in the case, when the deputy arrived, the store manager said the suspects needed to be removed from the property.
The two had allegedly taken some of the store’s motorized scooters and were riding them around crashing into things.
When the deputy met with Griffith and Luna-Munoz, they reportedly told him they had been drinking earlier in the day.
Griffith further told the deputy they were there because he wanted to buy a trailer hitch for his truck, and that they planned to leave after that.
After speaking with the suspects, the deputy escorted them from the property and told them to leave.
At this point Griffith and Luna-Munoz allegedly got into a white pickup truck with Griffith in the driver’s seat.
The deputy advised the two that they were too drunk to drive and not to go anywhere in the vehicle.
Despite the deputy’s warning, Griffith allegedly started the truck and waved to the deputy as they pulled away.
The officer then conducted a traffic stop with the white pickup truck behind Walmart on Dahlia Street.
Griffith allegedly told the deputy when he pulled him over he thought the deputy was joking.
The suspect was then asked to submit to a field sobriety test, which he allegedly failed.
Griffith was placed under arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol and searched.
During the search, the deputy reportedly found a smoking pipe and two small bags of a green leafy substance on Griffith as well as a pair of grey and black bolt cutters still in their packaging under his seat in the truck.
The Walmart manager told the deputy, after the bolt cutters had been found, that neither Griffith nor Luna-Munoz had purchased anything in the store, and that they carried the type of cutter found in the truck.
The deputy then spoke with Luna-Munoz who said he hadn’t taken anything from the store.
Luna-Munoz allegedly also told the deputy he and Griffith had been together the entire time they were in Walmart.
The report then notes that when the deputy asked if Luna-Munoz had seen Griffith take anything, he just smiled and shrugged his shoulders.
Luna-Munoz was also placed under arrest and the two were transported to the Nye County Detention Center.
Griffith was booked on charges of burglary, driving under the influence, possession of less than one ounce of marijuana, possession of stolen property, conspiracy to commit burglary and possession of drug paraphernalia. His bail was set at $10,071.
Luna-Munoz was booked on a charge of conspiracy to commit burglary. His bail was set at $2,500.
Both Griffith and Luna-Munoz remained in custody as of Tuesday.