Carson man sentenced in car theft

A Carson City man was sentenced to two to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to larceny of a motor vehicle, a class B felony.

John Gray, 35, was arrested Feb. 5 near Ironwood Center after leading Douglas County sheriff's deputies on a vehicle and foot chase that started when officers discovered the car he was driving was stolen in Carson City.

The chase involved high speeds through residential areas. Gray allegedly left the car at Douglas High School when he hit a curb and damaged a tire. He then ran from police and hid on a porch.

Judge Michael Gibbons on Monday gave Gray more than the one to 10 years possible sentence he could have received for that crime.

Gray was originally charged with four felonies, including being under the influence of a controlled substance and attempting to elude police. He still faces charges in Carson City stemming from the same incident.

Gray's attorney Tod Young asked the judge not to consider Gray's previous felony convictions during sentencing.

Gray got 86 days credit for time served and must pay $650 in restitution plus fines.


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