A 38-year-old man accused of shooting parked vehicles on San Juan Ridge outside his estranged wife’s home was sentenced Dec. 30 in Nevada County Superior Court to 279 days in jail and three years’ probation.

Scott A. Lytle has served the jail time but must enroll in a six-month outpatient alcohol treatment program.

On Jan. 27, 2001, according to the Sheriff’s Office, Lytle went to his wife’s home to serve divorce papers. He caused a disturbance, was asked to leave, and shot the parked vehicles with a semiautomatic handgun, the Sheriff’s Office reported.

In other cases:

— Michael F. Wheeler, 51, pleaded innocent Tuesday to receiving stolen property, false personation, methamphetamine possession and hypodermic needle possession.

He and Tracey M. Steele, who is accused of needle possession and giving an officer false information, were arrested Dec. 30. Steele was later returned to prison for violating parole, a Wayne Brown Correctional Facility jailer said.

— Matthew R. Dent, 25, of Phoenix, pleaded innocent Thursday to possession of a controlled substance.

Nevada City police arrested him July 30 on the 300 block of Railroad Avenue after reportedly finding psilocybin mushrooms, a hallucinogenic, in his backpack.

– Doug Mattson

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