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Nye County District Attorney’s report

The public information below was provided by the Nye County District Attorney’s office.

• Christopher Daniel Badia was charged on July 27 with invasion of the home, a felony.

• Diane Lee Lake was charged on Aug. 21 with unlawful use of a controlled substance; possession of a controlled substance; possession or sale of document or personal identifying information to establish false status or identity, all felonies; and destroying evidence; possession of less than an ounce of marijuana; and possession of drug paraphernalia, all misdemeanors.

• Heather Leanne Chigro was charged on Aug. 21 with unlawful use of a controlled substance, a felony.

• Ryan Montez Brown was charged on Aug. 23 with possession of a controlled substance, a felony.

• Scott Patton was charged on Aug. 24 with assault with a deadly weapon, four counts, a felony; and possession of a firearm when under the influence of alcohol, controlled substance or other intoxicating substance, a misdemeanor.

• Tyler Scott Sunderland was charged on Aug. 4 with possession of drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor.

• Marcelo Rene Morales Jr. was charged on Aug. 9 with possession of drug paraphernalia and violation of temporary or extended domestic violence protective order, both misdemeanors.

• Misty Rae Napolitano was charged on Aug. 21 with driving under the influence of alcohol and failure to maintain traffic lane, both misdemeanors.

• Okal Clair Chess was charged on Aug. 24 with failure to maintain lane and driving without a valid license, both misdemeanors.

• Dustin Lee Mitchell was charged on Aug. 24 with driving under the influence of alcohol, a misdemeanor.

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