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ELKO – An Elko man who was suspected of resisting police serving a warrant pleaded no contest in justice court Thursday.

Ryan David Fosmo, 42, was given a suspended sentence of 170 days in jail and credit for 10 days served on one count of domestic battery, a misdemeanor offense, by Justice of the Peace Mason Simons, according to court records.

Fosmo must comply with the conditions of the suspended sentence for two years: maintain good conduct in the community, avoid alcohol and establishments that serve alcohol, and not consume drugs other than what is prescribed by a qualified medical care provider.

Fosmo was further ordered to complete 26 sessions of domestic violence counseling, 48 hours of community service, and pay $340 in court fees and fines.

According to police reports, Fosmo was arrested April 20 after officers arrived at his residence to serve a misdemeanor warrant on an unrelated matter.

Fosmo, upon answering the door, was “agitated and was not cooperative with police,” kicking at the officers leading him to a patrol car, said Lt. Ty Trouten.

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“He tried to resist and commit battery,” Trouten said.

Trouten added that the arrest came after Fosmo was released from prison earlier in the year.

Fosmo was convicted in 2012 of grand theft of scrap metal and possession of a firearm by an ex-felon and he was sentenced to 11 years.


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