Woman Jailed for Alleged Assault in Reno-Tahoe Airport

March 26, 2010

Last month a fifty-one year old woman was charged with assault and indecent exposure after allegedly failing to cooperate with a TSA screener in the Reno-Tahoe International Airport. She was also charged with violating Nevada disturbing the peace law. The woman apparently escaped prosecution for a man’s murder nearly two decades ago due to mental incompetence. She was booked at Washoe Jail on $11,000 bail.

At the airport, the woman allegedly was disruptive while waiting in line to be screened. She supposedly yelled profanities, pulled her own hair and was uncooperative with the screener, eventually exposing her private parts to the screener. She and her husband were on their way to Phoenix to visit relatives.

Nevada disturbing the peace law makes it a misdemeanor to maliciously and willfully disturb the peace or quiet of any neighborhood, individual or family by loud or unusual noise, by rambunctious or offensive behavior, or by threatening, traducing, fighting, challenging or quarreling. Misdemeanors are punished by a fine of up to $1,000 and/or a jail sentence of up to six months. Records for convictions of violating Nevada disturbing the peace law can usually be sealed after two years have passed since the sentence has ended.

To read more about this story, go to http://www.rgj.com/article/20100319/NEWS01/100319031/-1/CARSON/Reno-woman-faces-assault-indecent-exposure-charges.