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Crime Corner, June 17

Woman jailed for heroin possession

Jennifer Marsden, the reported girlfriend of a former deputy attorney general, was jailed on June 11 and faces preliminary charges of possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia.

After deputies with the Nye County Sheriff’s Office served a sealed search warrant on a residence on Alfano Avenue on May 30 they were unable to locate one of the suspects, identified as Marsden. A warrant was subsequently issued for her arrest.

Marsden was identified as the girlfriend of Timothy Treffinger, who was arrested May 30 after numerous items of drug paraphernalia and drug residue were found at the Alfano residence shared by Treffinger, Marsden and a third person also previously arrested, Jesse Lewis.

On June 11 deputies located Marsden at the Nye County Courthouse and took her into custody. Marsden was transported to the Nye County Detention Center and booked and held on $5,640 bond.

Grandfather’s drinking leads to arrest

Randy Brown was arrested on June 10 and faces preliminary charges of battery, mayhem and child abuse after deputies responded to a report of child abuse at an address on Retread Road.

When deputies made contact with Brown and inquired as to how much he had to drink, he reportedly stated, “Not enough for you to be here.”

Deputies asked Brown about a reported weed whacker incident and Brown explained that he held the weed whacker to the minor child’s foot in an attempt to “scare him.”

Brown reportedly told deputies that he knew the child had been injured because of his actions. Brown was read his Miranda warning and admitted to drinking tequila.

Brown subsequently volunteered to submit to a breath test which reportedly returned with readings of .145 percent and .144 percent respectively.

Brown was arrested and transported to the jail and booked and held on $8,140 bond.

Man arrested for assault with a firearm

William Delahunte was jailed on June 12 on preliminary charges of assault with a deadly weapon, battery with a deadly weapon and petit larceny after deputies were dispatched to a report of an assault with a firearm at a residence on Leffner Drive.

When deputies made contact with the victim he reportedly stated that he saw Delahunte taking the license plate off the victim’s vehicle. The victim said that after he confronted Delahunte about what he was doing, Delahunte reportedly pointed a gun at the victim’s stomach and pulled the trigger but the gun did not fire.

When the victim told Delahunte he was contacting law enforcement, Delahunte allegedly got in his truck and drove away.

According to the arrest report, Delahunte was stopped a few minutes later at his residence on Bannavitch Drive where he claimed he was coming from. When questioned, Delahunte reportedly told deputies that he had a few guns and allowed the deputies to search his truck for the gun that was allegedly used on the victim.

After a search of the vehicle, no guns were found but deputies did locate a Ruger gun case with two silver magazines which were fully loaded inside it. Deputies noted in the arrest report that the gun case was located under the rear seat on the driver’s side floorboard.

When asked, Delahunte reportedly claimed that the gun case was in the sleeper cab of a water truck at the Tonopah race track. When deputies in Tonopah searched the truck they reportedly did not locate a gun.

After reportedly changing his story several times, Delahunte refused to a search of his property on Bannavitch and deputies subsequently obtained a telephonic search warrant for his property and his vehicles.

During the search deputies found a Ruger .45 located inside the truck and another gun was found inside the residence in the master bedroom closet.

Delahunte was arrested, transported to the jail, booked on the above charges and held on $11,280 bond.

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

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