Carson City DA Jason Woodbury’s Dad, Former Elko DA Gary Woodbury takes plea deal, receives deferred sentence

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Elko attorney Gary Woodbury listens during his plea hearing Tuesday in Elko Justice Court.

 

Gary Woodbury entered a no contest plea Tuesday to a charge of breach of peace instead of fighting the accusations at trial, which was originally scheduled to take place that afternoon.

The attorney general’s office, which filed the charge against Woodbury in August of last year, agreed to dismiss the case so long as Woodbury has no new charges that result in convictions, other than minor traffic violations, through mid-October.

Michael Bongard, deputy attorney general, said after the hearing that the agreement will require Woodbury to behave for a short time in order for the criminal charge to be thrown out.

“It’s basically a deferred sentence,” Bongard said. “… At this point, I would rather have him on the hook and put the onus on Mr. Woodbury rather than us having the case sit and get stale for nine months.”

Bongard said he spoke with the sheriff’s office to ensure that law enforcement signed off on the plea deal.

Sherburne Macfarlan III, defense counsel for Woodbury, told the Elko Daily Free Press that both sides had been working on a plea deal for a while.

“The bottom line is he entered no contest as a means of resolving this matter,” Macfarlan said. “I’m sure all sides are happy to have this resolved without going to trial,”

Senior Judge Barbara Nethery scheduled a status hearing for Nov. 3. If the state drops the charges, the hearing will be removed from the calendar.

“If the court does not receive the paperwork (that requests a dismissal), we will expect all parties to be present,” she said.

Woodbury served as Elko County District Attorney for 16 years before retiring from that post to work as a private practice attorney. He has continued to work for the county on a 15-year-old lawsuit regarding a road right-of-way in Jarbidge.

District Attorney Mark Torvinen, who worked with Woodbury as a deputy DA, forwarded the case to the attorney general’s office to avoid potential conflicts or the perception of conflicts. fuckthepolice

During the 2013 Elko County Fair, Woodbury pushed a reserve deputy who was working at the event and cursed him with obscene language, telling hin to “Fuck off” according to court records.

Fair ground staff had asked officers to keep bleacher walkways clear. After two reserve deputies asked a group of people to move out of the way, Woodbury swore at the officer and refused to move, according to documents.

gary woodburyWoodbury then pushed Joshua Gallegos, one of the reserves, from behind, it states. When the officer asked Woodbury to leave, the former DA reportedly used more obscene language.

A sheriff’s detective later asked Woodbury if he had pushed Gallegos, to which Woodbury admitted that he had, court documents state.

Woodbury was never arrested in connection to the incident.

A person who commits battery on a person who “possesses some or all of the powers of a peace officer” can be charged with a gross misdemeanor under Nevada law.

Carson City DA Jason Woodbury’s Dad Gary Woodbury, A former DA, due in court next week on charge of saying “FUCK YOU” to an Elko cop!!!

FUCK THE POLICE – GO GARY GO!

Freedom-of-Speech!!!

Former Elko DA Gary Woodbury went to the concession stand, and the reserve deputies followed him and asked him to leave the fairgrounds. He reportedly said, “F— you, arrest me,” according to the criminal complaint.
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Former Elko District Attorney will be in court again next week but in a different role than what he is used to. Instead of prosecuting a scofflaw Woodbury will be defending— himself against a 2013 misdemeanor charge of battery on a police officer.

The confrontation between the young 20-something reserve deputy Joshua Gallegos and the 70-something Woodbury occurred during the 2013 Elko County Fair.

According to reports Woodbury got into a shoving match with Gallegos who was working as a volunteer security officer at the fair.

Fair staff members asked the volunteer officers to keep people from congregating on the walkway on the grandstands so that people sitting could watch the events. Gallegos and another reserve deputy were asking people to move out of the way when Woodbury, started swearing at the two volunteers and refused to move. The sheriff’s office provides security for the fair each year, Under sheriff Clair Morris said. Sworn deputies and reserve officers work the event together.

According to an affidavit filled by Gallegos, Woodbury  walked toward Gallegos, and pushed him from behind, causing Gallegos to step forward and down one step at the edge of the platform. Woodbury then reportedly told Gallegos he couldn’t be standing there.

Woodbury went to the concession stand, and the reserve deputies followed him and asked him to leave the fairgrounds. He reportedly said, “F— you, arrest me,” according to the criminal complaint.

A sheriff’s office detective spoke with Woodbury and asked him if he had pushed Gallegos, to which Woodbury reportedly responded, “God damn right I did.”

The sheriff’s office sent reports of the incident to the district attorney’s office last year, Morris said. The DA forward the complaint to the attorney general’s office because of a possible conflict of interest, Morris said.

Almost a year later, Woodbury was issued a summons of complaint for battery.

Morris said he was not sure why it took so long for the summons to be issued.

Woodbury served as district attorney for 16 years winning four elections by landslides.

He endeared himself to voters with a tough no nonsense approach to crime and readiness to call a spade a spade sometimes accompanied by profanity,

He now works as a private practice lawyer, has been appointed counsel for numerous defendants, and continues to do work for the county in a Jarbidge road lawsuit.

He was charged with battery, a misdemeanor. Under Nevada law, a person can be charged with a gross misdemeanor if they commit battery on a person who “possesses some or all of the powers of a peace officer.”

Prosecuting attorney is assistant Nevada Attorney general for Ely Michael Bongard.

 

ELKO — Trial is set for former district attorney Gary Woodbury, who is accused of pushing a reserve sheriff deputy in the back at the 2013 Elko County Fair.An arraignment hearing was scheduled Wednesday, but Woodbury — who hired local law firm Lockie & Macfarlan to represent him — filed an appearance waiver and the simple battery case will continue to trial. It is scheduled for Jan. 13, according to justice court.Woodbury served as district attorney for 16 years. He works as a private practice lawyer, has been appointed counsel for numerous defendants, and continues to do work for the county in a Jarbidge road lawsuit.fuckthepoliceHe was charged with battery, a misdemeanor.Under Nevada law, a person can be charged with a gross misdemeanor if they commit battery on a person who “possesses some or all of the powers of a peace officer.”Because the case is pending, prosecuting attorney Michael Bongard declined to comment on the attorney general office’s decision to charge Woodbury with the lesser crime.

The charges stem from an alleged confrontation at the Elko County Fairgrounds, after a reserve officer, at the request of fair staff, asked attendees milling in a walkway to disperse, according to a charging document. Woodbury allegedly refused to listen, swore at the deputy, and later pushed him from behind.

 

Justice court schedules Woodbury trial for January

ELKO — Trial is set for former district attorney Gary Woodbury, who is accused of pushing a reserve sheriff deputy in the back at the 2013 Elko County Fair.

An arraignment hearing was scheduled Wednesday, but Woodbury — who hired local law firm Lockie & Macfarlan to represent him — filed an appearance waiver and the simple battery case will continue to trial. It is scheduled for Jan. 13, according to justice court.

Woodbury served as district attorney for 16 years. He works as a private practice lawyer, has been appointed counsel for numerous defendants, and continues to do work for the county in a Jarbidge road lawsuit.

He was charged with battery, a misdemeanor.

Under Nevada law, a person can be charged with a gross misdemeanor if they commit battery on a person who “possesses some or all of the powers of a peace officer.”

Because the case is pending, prosecuting attorney Michael Bongard declined to comment on the attorney general office’s decision to charge Woodbury with the lesser crime.

The charges stem from an alleged confrontation at the Elko County Fairgrounds, after a reserve officer, at the request of fair staff, asked attendees milling in a walkway to disperse, according to a charging document.

Woodbury allegedly refused to listen, swore at the deputy, and later pushed him from behind.

Former Nevada district attorney Gary Woodbury charged with battery Elko Justice court schedules Woodbury trial for January

Former Elko DA Gary Woodbury went to the concession stand, and the reserve deputies followed him and asked him to leave the fairgrounds. He reportedly said, “F— you, arrest me,” according to the criminal complaint.
ELKO — Trial is set for former district attorney Gary Woodbury, who is accused of pushing a reserve sheriff deputy in the back at the 2013 Elko County Fair.

An arraignment hearing was scheduled Wednesday, but Woodbury — who hired local law firm Lockie & Macfarlan to represent him — filed an appearance waiver and the simple battery case will continue to trial. It is scheduled for Jan. 13, according to justice court.

Woodbury served as district attorney for 16 years. He works as a private practice lawyer, has been appointed counsel for numerous defendants, and continues to do work for the county in a Jarbidge road lawsuit.

fuckthepoliceHe was charged with battery, a misdemeanor.

Under Nevada law, a person can be charged with a gross misdemeanor if they commit battery on a person who “possesses some or all of the powers of a peace officer.”

Because the case is pending, prosecuting attorney Michael Bongard declined to comment on the attorney general office’s decision to charge Woodbury with the lesser crime.

The charges stem from an alleged confrontation at the Elko County Fairgrounds, after a reserve officer, at the request of fair staff, asked attendees milling in a walkway to disperse, according to a charging document. Woodbury allegedly refused to listen, swore at the deputy, and later pushed him from behind.

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Justice court schedules Woodbury trial for January

ELKO — Trial is set for former district attorney Gary Woodbury, who is accused of pushing a reserve sheriff deputy in the back at the 2013 Elko County Fair.

An arraignment hearing was scheduled Wednesday, but Woodbury — who hired local law firm Lockie & Macfarlan to represent him — filed an appearance waiver and the simple battery case will continue to trial. It is scheduled for Jan. 13, according to justice court.

Woodbury served as district attorney for 16 years. He works as a private practice lawyer, has been appointed counsel for numerous defendants, and continues to do work for the county in a Jarbidge road lawsuit.

He was charged with battery, a misdemeanor.

Under Nevada law, a person can be charged with a gross misdemeanor if they commit battery on a person who “possesses some or all of the powers of a peace officer.”

Because the case is pending, prosecuting attorney Michael Bongard declined to comment on the attorney general office’s decision to charge Woodbury with the lesser crime.

The charges stem from an alleged confrontation at the Elko County Fairgrounds, after a reserve officer, at the request of fair staff, asked attendees milling in a walkway to disperse, according to a charging document.

Woodbury allegedly refused to listen, swore at the deputy, and later pushed him from behind.