Driver Who Hit Protesters on Columbus Day Pleads Guilty - KTVN Channel 2 - Reno Tahoe Sparks News, Weather, Video

Driver Who Hit Protesters on Columbus Day Pleads Guilty

Posted: Updated:

The man charged with driving his car through a Columbus Day protest last year has been found guilty.

According to court documents, 18-year-old Nick Mahaffey plead guilty to provoking an assault and was sentenced to 14 weeks of anger management and 120 hours of community service.

On October 10th, 2016 protesters, including some members of the American Indian Movement of Northern Nevada, gathered to abolish Columbus Day. 

Protesters were blocking Virginia Street when Mahaffey Stopped his pickup truck in front of them. Police say that he approached in an "antagonistic" manner honking his horn and revving his engine. Several protesters approached the vehicle, and a confrontation ensued between Mahaffey and protesters. Mahaffey was punched in the face before driving through the crowd and injuring a 59-year-old woman.

Samuel Harry, one of the protesters, plead guilty on January 3, 2017 for misdemeanor to simple battery in Reno Municipal Court. 

Harry, who is 21-years-old, was sentenced to 16 hours of community service.

24-year-old James Fletcher was the other protester in question and according to court documents, on December 12 of last year, he reached a plea of guilty to the charge of simple battery and was sentenced to 10 days at Washoe County Jail.  

For the original arrest story, http://www.ktvn.com/story/33360128/two-of-the-three-individuals-connected-to-downtown-protest-entered-pleas 

  • NewsMore>>

  • Reno 1868 FC's Season Comes to an End with Playoff Loss to OKC

    Reno 1868 FC's Season Comes to an End with Playoff Loss to OKC

    Sunday, October 22 2017 1:01 AM EDT2017-10-22 05:01:27 GMT

    Reno 1868 FC’s magical inaugural season came to an end Saturday night in the USL’s Western Conference quarterfinals. (3) Reno suffered a 1-0 loss to (6) OKC Energy FC after OKC’s only goal was scored by forward Wojciech Wojcik. Reno 1868 FC finished their season 17-7-8 ranking them third in the Western Conference.

    More >>

    Reno 1868 FC’s magical inaugural season came to an end Saturday night in the USL’s Western Conference quarterfinals. (3) Reno suffered a 1-0 loss to (6) OKC Energy FC after OKC’s only goal was scored by forward Wojciech Wojcik. Reno 1868 FC finished their season 17-7-8 ranking them third in the Western Conference.

    More >>
  • Sparks Armed Robbery Suspect On-the-Run

    Sparks Armed Robbery Suspect On-the-Run

    Sunday, October 22 2017 12:35 AM EDT2017-10-22 04:35:27 GMT

    Sparks Police are searching for a suspect in an armed robbery early Saturday morning. 

    More >>

    Sparks Police are searching for a suspect in an armed robbery early Saturday morning. 

    More >>
  • Prescription Round Up

    Prescription Round Up

    Saturday, October 21 2017 8:05 PM EDT2017-10-22 00:05:59 GMT

    The Washoe county sheriff office, as well as both Reno and sparks police departments, held their semi-annual prescription round up. These drug round-ups see a lot of different medications, in fact last April they had a little over 400 pounds!                 These events allow people to dispose of medications that may fall into the wrong hands.            ...

    More >>

    The Washoe county sheriff office, as well as both Reno and sparks police departments, held their semi-annual prescription round up. These drug round-ups see a lot of different medications, in fact last April they had a little over 400 pounds!                 These events allow people to dispose of medications that may fall into the wrong hands.            ...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 Sarkes Tarzian, Inc. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.