Troy Driver charged with first-degree kidnapping of Naomi Irion in northern Nevada – What We Know!

RENO, Nevada — A person kidnapped and killed an 18-year-old girl whose physique was present in a distant grave in northern Nevada’s excessive desert, sheriff’s detectives stated Friday.

Troy Driver of Fernley was booked Friday on prices of homicide with use of a lethal weapon, theft, housebreaking and destruction of proof. He’s been held on $750,000 bail on the Lyon County Jail since March 25 after his arrest on a cost of kidnapping Naomi Irion.

Driver, 41, has a violent prison historical past and served greater than a decade in jail in California earlier than he was launched in 2012.

Irion, of Fernley, had been lacking since March 12, when surveillance video confirmed a masked man carrying a hooded sweatshirt get into her automotive at about 5:25 a.m. in a Walmart car parking zone about 30 miles (48 kilometers) east of Reno.

After Driver’s arrest, investigators appearing on a tip discovered human stays in a gravesite Tuesday in a distant space in neighboring Churchill County northeast of Fallon. An post-mortem the subsequent day confirmed it was Irion.

Lyon County Sgt. Bret Willey stated in saying the brand new prices on Friday that the investigation is constant however no different particulars could be instantly launched.

It wasn’t instantly clear if Driver would seem in courtroom once more earlier than a standing listening to scheduled for April 5. He’s additionally set for an April 12 preliminary listening to. His lawyer, Mario Walther, didn’t instantly reply to requests for remark.

Driver was charged with first-degree kidnapping throughout a short arraignment Wednesday in Lyon County’s Canal Township Justice Court docket.

The 2-page prison grievance filed earlier that day stated he kidnapped Irion “on or about March 12” and “did maintain or detain her for the aim of committing sexual assault and/or goal of killing her.”

The Lyon and Churchill county sheriff’s workplaces stated in a press release late Thursday that they have been investigating Irion’s demise as a murder. They stated they’d established her explanation for demise however that data “can’t be launched at the moment because the circumstances round that occasion if launched would compromise the continuing investigation.”

A number of information shops have reported that Driver was sentenced to fifteen years in jail for his function in a 1997 homicide case in Northern California.

Mendocino County Court docket data present he pleaded responsible that summer time to theft, housebreaking and firearms prices in addition to to being an adjunct to a felony after the very fact.

California Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation spokeswoman Dana Simas stated earlier this week she had no particulars on the crimes however confirmed Driver was sentenced to fifteen years on these prices on Aug. 19, 1997, was launched to state parole supervision in 2012 and discharged from parole supervision in 2014.

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