Man gets 2 years on multiple cases |

Man gets 2 years on multiple cases

Tristan Appleton
Nevada County Sheriff Department |

A man facing multiple felony charges involving vehicle theft, burglary and drug possession was sentenced Aug. 31 to two years in prison after accepting a plea agreement.

In April, Tristan Appleton — who already had six outstanding warrants — was arrested after trying to flee from a deputy.

A homeowner in the 10000 block of Oak Street reported a residential burglary with forced entry through the back door. The garage and the house had been broken into, with a large generator and a television among the items stolen.

The burglar, however, left several duffel bags behind, with tools that could be used for burglaries — and evidence identifying the owner, including bail information, as Appleton.

Later that day, Appleton was arrested after a vehicle pursuit when he crashed into a tree and fled on foot, trying to run through a blackberry patch before being detained.

The gold 4Runner he was driving had been reported stolen from Birchville Road on April 14, by a man who dumped the truck he was driving — which had been stolen from a Grass Valley construction site. More burglary tools reportedly were found inside.

Appleton was charged with two counts of vehicle theft and two counts of felony evasion in that case.

In mid-March, he was reportedly found in a Kmart bathroom with stolen men’s clothing, methamphetamines, and a concealed knife. In that case, he was charged with carrying a concealed dirk or dagger, burglary and possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia.

Appleton pleaded no contest to two counts of vehicle theft, one count of evasion, and a misdemeanor count of carrying a concealed knife.

To contact City Editor Liz Kellar, email or call 530-477-4229.

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