Lyon County Sheriff’s Office Press Release
Date: July 12, 2022
Re: Child Endangerment Arrest
Area: Yerington, NV.
On July 11, 2022, at about 0835 hours, Lyon County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Deputies responded to a residence on Palomino Drive in Yerington, NV for reports of possible drug activity and subjects living in trailers on the property.
Deputies arrived on scene and made contact with 41-year-old, Jeramy Forrest and 41-year-old Tanya McGarvey who were found to be living in a motorhome on the property. Deputies found that they also had a 10-year-old child living with them in the motorhome, and there were no utility hookups to the motorhome. The parents were both arrested for child endangerment, and a search warrant was obtained to search the property.
Deputies found the condition of the motorhome was deplorable, with multiple items of drug paraphernalia out in the open to include hypodermic needles accessible to their child. There was no power to the motorhome and little food and water available. Temperatures have been in the high 90’s and are forecasted to be over 100 degrees this week, therefore the living conditions in a trailer with no power for air conditioning was not safe for anyone, but especially a young child living in a motorhome.
A total of 8 people were found living on the property. Three were arrested, and five additional subjects were issued citations for living in a motorhome without a special use permit and proper hookups. A Sheriff’s Office canine was utilized, which alerted the presence of drugs being on the property. Multiple additional items of drug paraphernalia were recovered and small amount of methamphetamine. The Yerington Police Department assisted in this investigation as well.
The following people were arrested:
Jeramy Forrest: Child Endangerment, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Maintain or Permitting a Nuisance property, Residing in a trailer without a special use permit – Total Bail $ 4,632.00
Tanya McGarvey: Child Endangerment – Total bail $ 2,500
Chazz Nevin: Possession of a Controlled Substance 2nd offense, Warrant arrest for criminal contempt, maintaining or permitting a nuisance property – Total bail $ 6,500.00
With many people in the county likely feeling the harsh impacts of rising gas prices and tough economic conditions, the Sheriff’s Office would like to let the community know there are many resources available through the Lyon County Human Services Department. Assistance that ranges from beginning of life to end of life, including many programs and counseling services are available to the community. Drug and alcohol counseling, financial aid, food assistance programs and even housing assistance programs are available and offered through the county to those who qualify for that need. For more information on these programs, please contact Lyon County Human Services at (775) 577-5009 or the county website – https://www.lyon-county.org/175/Human-Services