A 28 year old Nevada man who once prosecuted drug offenders, now appears to be on the other side of the law. Timothy Treffinger was arrested this weekend after the service of a search warrant in Pahrump. According to the Nye County Sheriffs department Treffinger is a former Deputy Attorney General, who prosecuted criminal cases in Nye, Mineral, and Esmeralda Counties.
Nye County Sheriffs Department Press Release
On 05/30/15, Deputies, Detectives and SWAT officers from the Nye County Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant at 5841 East Alfano Avenue in Pahrump, Nevada, after a month long investigation indicated that narcotics were being used and sold from this residence.
Two individuals, Timothy Ryan Treffinger, age 28 and Jesse James Lewis, age 36, were located within the residence. The subsequent search of the premises produced Heroin and various types of drug paraphernalia.
Lewis attempted to conceal and destroy heroin he had in his possession upon his arrest. He was also found to be under the influence of several types of narcotics. He was arrested and booked on charges at the Nye County Detention Center and held on bail in the amount of $13,140. Charges include possession of a controlled substance (heroin), possession of drug paraphernalia, being under the influence of a controlled substance, and destroying or concealing evidence.
Timothy Treffinger was also placed under arrest and booked at NCDC. He is being held on bail in the amount of $15,640. Charges include possession of a controlled substance (heroin), possession of drug paraphernalia, and maintaining a residence for the sale/use of narcotics.
Treffinger’s fiancee, Jennifer Marsden, was not home at the time and is being sought for questioning in this case.
Treffinger is a former Deputy Attorney General, who prosecuted criminal cases in Nye County, as well as Mineral County and Esmeralda County.
Anyone with information regarding this case is requested to contact the Nye County Sheriff’s Office at 775-751-7000.
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On May 1st, 2015, the Nye County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a 14 year old girl who had not returned home after leaving for school earlier during the day and was initially believed to be a runaway. Deputies responded to the girl’s address on Isaac Street in Pahrump where the investigation indicated that she may have actually been abducted by a man and a woman, both of who are known to the girl’s family. The suspects were identified as Jason Klipple, age 34 and Tammy Ehart, age 40, both of Tonopah, NV.
Deputies learned that Klipple had been communicating with the girl through social media before picking her up on the morning of her disappearance and before she was able to arrive at school. Detectives developed several leads to believe the suspects may have been on their way to northern Nevada with the child at that time of the report.
NCSO Detectives and Deputies in Pahrump and Tonopah immediately began an intensely coordinated investigation, involving numerous resources and agencies to locate the suspects and the abducted girl.
Several unsuccessful attempts were made to contact Klipple, but Detectives eventually spoke with Tammy Ehart by phone, who provided false information about her identify and location in order to avoid apprehension and prevent the recovery of the child.
The coordinated investigation eventually led to information that the suspects had concealed the child in a moving van and were now attempting to return the child to Pahrump once it became clear that the investigation was closing in on them. Detectives and Deputies eventually located the van in Tonopah and located the child within. She was uninjured and turned over to her family.
Klipple and Ehart were taken into custody. Both were transported to Pahrump and booked at NCDC (Klipple, Kidnapping in the first degree, Conspiracy kidnapping in the first degree, Obstruct Police Officer) (Ehart, Kidnapping in the first degree, Conspiracy kidnapping in the first degree, Obstruct Police Officer, Use I.D. of another to avoid prosecution). Bail in the respective amounts of $225,640.00 and $230,640.00.
The motive for this abduction remains under investigation however it appears Klipple was falsely attempting to convince the child that he was her biological father.
Detectives are following up on several leads. Although the suspects are familiar to the child and her parents, Detectives are nevertheless advising parents to always be vigilant regarding the activities of their children on social media websites and with who they are communicating online.
The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information pertaining to this case is urged to contact the Nye County Sheriff’s Office at (775)751-7000 or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org, attention Detective Cory Fowles.
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A traffic stop in Tonopah Nevada leads to a foot pursuit and eventual arrest of a man wanted out of Texas. The Nye County Sheriffs department issued the following statement.
On 4-4-15 at approximately 1:55 am, a white Infiniti G35 was seen traveling northbound on US 95 approaching Howerton Hill St. in Tonopah, NV. The vehicle was stopped, and the driver was identified as Jeremy Lee Puebla with a TX identification card.
A driver’s license and warrants check was conducted on Puebla as a result of the traffic stop. A felony warrant out of San Antonio Texas was discovered for Aggravated Assault with a deadly weapon. Nye County dispatch contacted the TX agency, and the warrant was confirmed.
Puebla was being directed out of the vehicle to be taken into custody for the outstanding warrant of arrest. Just after exiting the vehicle, Puebla ran on foot in an attempt to elude capture. A foot pursuit ensued for approximately 2 blocks. Puebla was attempting to climb over a 6 foot chain link fence when the gate opened causing him to fall. Nye County Sheriffs deputy was then able to reach Puebla and apply one handcuff. After placing one hand into restraints, Puebla became combative and resisted arrest. After approximately 3 minutes of active resistance, Puebla was taken into custody.
Puebla was then transported to the Tonopah Detention facility. It was then determined that Puebla had some injuries due to the fall from the fence. Puebla was transported to Nye Regional Medical Center where he was treated for a laceration to his right arm, receiving 7 stitches.
Puebla was then returned to the detention facility where he was booked on local charges (speeding, resisting or obstructing an officer, and attempting to elude officers) and the outstanding warrant without incident.
photo by the Nye county sheriffs department
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