weather icon Partly Cloudy

Crime Corner

Woman jailed for domestic violence, giving false information

Cassandra Kay Jones was arrested on Aug.16 and faces preliminary charges of domestic battery and using information of another to avoid prosecution after deputies were dispatched to Horizon Market, located at 2030 W. Bell Vista Ave., regarding a possible domestic violence call.

After deputies arrived, they made contact with a male who reportedly stated that his girlfriend, identified as Jones, had attacked him while he was driving on Leslie Street. Deputies noted the victim had fresh scratches on his neck.

When deputies attempted to make contact with Jones, she reportedly gave them a false name and date of birth and was taken into custody.

When questioned about her name again, Jones reportedly said she gave a false name because she has warrants. Deputies subsequently confirmed that Jones had two active warrants out of Pahrump Justice Court for her arrest.

Jones was arrested, transported to the jail, booked and held on $33,000 bond.

Man jailed after ‘huffing’ aerosol cans

John Dilauro was jailed on Aug. 13 and faces a preliminary charge of use/possess chemical for hallucinate after deputies with the Nye County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of an unknown male allegedly using narcotics inside the bathroom at Walmart, located at 300 S. Highway 160.

A loss prevention employee told deputies that the male, identified as Dilauro, was allegedly using narcotics in the bathroom. The employee reportedly said that Dilauro had locked himself in the bathroom and had his pants pulled off and was allegedly “huffing” on aerosol cans used for computers.

When deputies entered the bathroom, they reportedly saw Dilauro lying on the ground in the men’s handicapped stall and “huffing” on a can of air commonly used on computers. Deputies asked Dilauro to open the bathroom door and he refused. After several requests to open the stall door, deputies forced entry and reportedly noted in the arrest report that Dilauro was still “huffing” on an aerosol can of air.

Deputies reportedly noted there were two other empty cans of aerosol in the stall with Dilauro and one half full can on the ground outside the stall.

Dilauro was arrested, transported to the Nye County Detention Center, booked and held on $640 bond.

Man arrested for assaulting sibling

Treston Lambert was arrested on Aug. 15 and faces a preliminary charge of domestic battery after deputies were dispatched to a report of a domestic battery call at a residence on Barney Street.

When deputies made contact with the reporting party she reportedly explained that the suspect was her brother, who was identified as Lambert and they were involved in a physical altercation. The victim said that Lambert became angry and allegedly lunged at her. When a mutual friend tried to intervene, Lambert pushed the friend away. The victim explained that Lambert then shoved her to the ground, threw her into a gate and allegedly slammed her onto the gravel driveway which caused her to lose consciousness.

According to the arrest report, deputies observed multiple red marks and abrasions on the victim’s back, shoulders and hands as well as a laceration on her head. The victim reportedly said the fight started at a residence on Bruce Street where they both reside. Deputies did not locate Lambert at the Barney Street location.

Deputies made contact with Lambert at the front door of the Bruce Street residence. When questioned, Lambert reportedly admitted he was involved in a physical altercation with the victim. Lambert told deputies it was the victim who got upset and punched Lambert on the left side of his head. As deputies spoke with Lambert they reportedly observed some minor marks on his face and below his eye.

Lambert told deputies that he pushed the victim to make her stop.

Deputies determined that Lambert was the primary aggressor. Lambert was arrested, transported to the jail, booked and held on $3,000 bond.

Compiled from Nye County Sheriff’s arrest report and written by reporter Michelle Hermann. Contact her by emailing michelle.pvtimes@gmail.com


Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
VEA makes move to fulfill Pahrump community center commitment

The Nye County Commission has given the thumbs up to the letter of intent from Valley Electric Association outlining the cooperative’s desire to make good on promises made to the community by donating $5 million, plus necessary land, to construct a new community center in Pahrump.

Roundup focuses on Beatty burros

What do you do with too many burros? The U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s solution to that problem is to gather as many as possible and take them to holding facilities.

Nevada Assemblyman Hafen receives conservative achievement award

The American Conservative Union Foundation’s 2019 ratings have been released and top conservatives from the state of Nevada were honored with awards during the foundation’s recent inaugural CPAC West conference, hosted Sept. 13 in Reno.

Pahrump dealership addresses impact of national UAW strike

The Pahrump Valley Auto Plaza won’t run out of vehicles manufactured by General Motors Company anytime soon, as the strike that sent over 49,000 General Motors workers from the factory floor to the picket lines in mid-September continues.

Dan Simmons’ Sportsman’s quest: Exploring the Legends of the Lake

Nevada always has been the land of legends, mysteries and adventures. When it comes to fishing, it’s no different, as I discovered at Pyramid Lake, a short distance north of Reno.

Pahrump Senior Center to host rummage sale

Officials at the Pahrump Senior Center want the community to know that “one person’s clutter is another person’s treasure.”

Lauver, Kamien rule at Pahrump homecoming

The announcement of Pahrump Valley High School’s homecoming king and queen was taken very differently by the two winners who heard their names called at halftime of the Trojans’ football game against Boulder City on Sept. 13.

Circus delights crowd in Pahrump

Upward of 200 area residents took in the sights and sounds of the Jordan World Circus at McCullough Arena in Pahrump Sept. 14.

Man with knife arrested at Pahrump Valley High School

A Pahrump man is facing charges after allegedly brandishing a pocket knife while threatening several Pahrump Valley High School students in the parking lot of the campus.