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Monday, October 22, 2007

[NV] Deputy Cypher's attack on wife loses it's felony essence

Former Douglas County sheriff's deputy enters plea in DUI
October 20, 2007
A former Douglas County sheriff's deputy has pleaded no contest to misdemeanor charges of driving under the influence and domestic battery. At the same time Friday, a felony burglary charge and a misdemeanor stalking charge against 37-year-old Jason Cypher were dismissed. Cypher was ordered to stay out of the county at least until his sentencing December third and to have no contact with the victim, who works for the sheriff's office. Cypher was arrested September 14th on charges that he battered his wife and was driving drunk while off duty. He was expected to be released from jail after 35 days in custody... Cypher resigned September 25th after 15 years with the Douglas County Sheriff's Office.


Deputy's wife: Stalking began in July 2006
Nevada Appeal
Sheila Gardner
September 17, 2007
...According to the sheriff’s report, the Cyphers were returning from a house-warming party in Carson City when the incident occurred. Another couple who attended the party with the Cyphers was driving behind them when they reportedly saw the victim on the roadway... She tried to lock herself into the witness’s vehicle, but Cypher reportedly climbed through an open window, grabbed her hair and punched her on the side of her face while calling her names and accusing her of extramarital affairs, according to the sheriff’s report. The victim reportedly had a bump on her head and a black eye. She told deputies that Cypher reportedly grabbed two cell phones from her as she tried to call for help. He said she grabbed the car keys from the ignition and threw the keys and his off-duty revolver out the window. Deputies recovered both missing items. They also confiscated a knife that Cypher had in his shorts...

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