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Appellate Court Reverses Verdict To Ban Man From Nevada City

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada's Appellate Court has issued an order saying a district judge had no authority to permanently ban an offender from a northern city.

 

The Nevada Appeal reported Monday that the court order removes that condition from John Pugh's sentence because it is an abuse of discretion.

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Officials say Pugh was sentenced to prison after pleading no contest to illegally using a stun gun.

 

District Judge Michael Montero added an additional condition following release from prison saying the defendant is permanently trespassed from Winnemucca about 470 miles from Las Vegas.

 

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Officials say the district court can prohibit the offender from being in a certain region, but does not have the ability to permanently ban them from part or all of the state once the sentence is complete.