GV man pleads not guilty to meth lab accusation
A Grass Valley-area man accused of setting up a methamphetamine lab while house-sitting pleaded not guilty Thursday in Nevada County Superior Court.
Ryan E. Holcomb, 22, allegedly left behind manufacturing chemicals and equipment in December at a San Juan Ridge home on Pine Grove Reservoir Road. The owner reported arriving home to find doors open, items strewn about and food left out.
Holcomb’s felony conference is Feb. 14.
— Jesse J. Greenhaw, 28, of Grass Valley pleaded not guilty Thursday to rape, kidnapping, false imprisonment and assault with a deadly weapon. His felony conference is Feb. 14.
Greenhaw is accused of assaulting and holding a woman he knows captive at a Dorsey Drive residence Jan. 19 and 20, according to Grass Valley police.
— Jeremiah A. Henslee, 25, of Grass Valley was sentenced Jan. 28 to three years’ probation and 60 days in jail for domestic abuse. Henslee abused a woman Oct. 11, according to Grass Valley police.
— Blake D. Burns, 39, of Lake of the Pines was sentenced Jan. 28 to three years’ probation and 120 days in jail for domestic abuse. Burns abused a woman Nov. 11, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
— Brian L. Forkner, 29, of Nevada City pleaded no contest Thursday to violating an emergency protective order. He was sentenced to three years’ probation and 15 days of work release. The incident occurred Oct. 25, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
Also Thursday, Forkner’s charges of assault and criminal threats from another case filed last month were dismissed.
— Chance B. Harris, 24, of Lake of the Pines pleaded not guilty Thursday to assault with a deadly weapon, criminal threats and hit-and-run. His felony conference is Feb. 28.
Harris is accused of striking an LOP security guard with his car Aug. 5 after an argument about flying remote-control planes above boaters listening to a concert.
— Scott A. Lytle, 37, of Nevada City pleaded not guilty Thursday to two counts of shooting an unoccupied vehicle and single counts of damaging a phone line and firearm possession by a felon. His felony conference is Feb. 14.
Lytle is accused of shooting vehicles parked outside a home he visited Jan. 27 to serve his wife divorce papers, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
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