Martin Lee Williams was ordered to serve two concurrent prison sentences after being arrested in an armed robbery on April 2, 2020, where an individual reported being robbed at gunpoint in front of his apartment on Weso Street. 

Justin Smartt was also arrested on several charges with the same incident and he and Williams were reported to be in the same vehicle during the incident and then both fled from police and led them on a pursuit through residential neighborhoods before hitting a large rock near the area of Lay and South Street in Winnemucca. 

Smartt pleaded guilty to ex-felon in possession of a firearm, a category B felony and was ordered to carry out a 19-48 month prison sentence with 89 days credit for time served. He was ordered to pay a $25 administrative assessment fee, $3 DNA collection fee and $250 public defender fee.

After being pursued by law enforcement, Williams, age 36, fired a weapon at an officer, who subsequently returned fire. 

Williams was originally charged with attempted murder of a police officer, robbery with a deadly weapon, resisting a police officer and possession of a firearm by ex-felon and held without bail. 

Williams pleaded guilty to a category B felony robbery charge and category B felony assault with a deadly weapon in a plea agreement. 

On the felony robbery charge, Sixth Judicial District Judge Michael Montero ordered to serve 6-15 years in prison with 89 days credit for time served and pay a $3 DNA assessment fee, $25 administrative assessment fee, $500 public defender fee and $200 in restitution.

On the felony assault with a deadly weapon charge, Williams was ordered to serve 28-72 months in prison, ordered to run concurrently with the felony robbery charge. 

In another hearing, Kendrick Bernal Sam, age 33, was ordered to complete a diversion program and probation after pleading guilty to conspiracy to violate the uniform controlled substance act, a category C felony. 

Sam will be required to abstain from the use, consumption, purchase or possession of alcohol, controlled substances, marijuana, bars, liquor stores, casinos or in any establishment where alcohol is the primary source of revenue. 

Sam was also ordered to successfully complete the Veterans Treatment Court in Washoe County and pay a $25 administrative assessment fee, $3 DNA assessment fee and $60 forensic fee. 

In another Sixth Judicial District Court Hearing, Hugo Alfonso Lopez-Trujillo was ordered to complete 36 months of probation and re-enter and successfully complete the Humboldt County Adult Drug Court program to avoid serving a suspended 12-34 months in prison after pleading guilty to a category E felony possession of a controlled substance charge. 

Lopez-Trujillo will also have to follow several probation terms for 36 months to avoid his probation being revoked. 

Earlier this year, Lopez-Trujillo also admitted to five violations of his probation in a separate case where he pleaded guilty to burglary and was granted a diversion program in order to avoid sentencing and a felony conviction in the case. 

At Lopez-Trujillo’s original time of sentencing in September on the burglary case, he was 21 years old. 

In the burglary case, Lopez-Trujillo was given another chance to avoid sentencing and conviction by completing a regimental discipline program. 

Martin Alejandro Cervantes appeared in Sixth Judicial District Court recently and was granted a diversion program with probation for three years after pleading guilty to a category C felony charge of conspiracy to violate the uniform controlled substance act. 

Cervantes will be given the opportunity to complete three years of probation, an inpatient treatment program and adult drug court with other conditions of probation, including not using or possessing any controlled substances, alcohol or being in or around establishments where any of those are the primary revenue source. Cervantes was ordered to pay a $3 DNA fee, $25 administrative assessment fee, $60 forensic fee and $250 public defender fee.