ELKO – Three female inmates at Elko County Jail have been booked on felony charges following a fight in May that involved at least six inmates.
Stacey L. Lupercio, 27, of Elko; Shawna M. Parker, 23, of Elko; and Elizabeth N. Weight, 32, of Provo, Utah, are charged with battery by a prisoner.
On May 28 a deputy received a call over the radio that “there was an emergency in K block.”
When the deputy arrived she could hear females within the block yelling. Inmate Stacey Lupercio was lying on the floor in the day room.
A fellow inmate ratted her out, saying Lupercio went up to another inmate “and wouldn’t leave her alone,” the deputy reported. Lupercio reportedly started hitting the other inmate, who didn’t hit back.
Four other inmates then started fighting.
Video footage of the incident reportedly shows inmate Weight and two others sitting at tables around 4:30 p.m. when Lupercio walks up to one of them and they exchange words.
“They both seem as if they are yelling at one another and inmate Lupercio begins putting her hair up in a bun,” the deputy reported.
A few moments later inmate Lupercio is seen attempting to hit one of the seated inmates.
“More inmates can be seen attempting to get into the fight …” the deputy reported. Lupercio, Parker and a third inmate end up falling to the floor, and a fourth inmate gets on the floor and reportedly continues to hit Lupercio.
Parker and Lupercio continued to fight on the floor. “Inmate Parker stands up and then kicks inmate Lupercio once in the side and walks away,” said the deputy’s description of the video.
“The inmates then went back to watching TV” while Lupercio remained on the floor.
Bail for Lupercio, Parker and Weight was set at $20,000 each.
According to Elko Daily Free Press files, Lupercio was charged with suspicion of child abuse or neglect in May after a baby that she had been babysitting was taken to the hospital with symptoms of drug use. Police said the baby tested positive for drugs including opiates, and Lupercio was then found smoking heroin in the hospital’s parking lot.
Parker was arrested in May 2017 on suspicion of passing a counterfeit $20 bill and possession of drugs. She was arrested twice in July 2017. The first time was on a warrant for failure to appear after bail on a felony crime, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of a controlled substance by a prisoner. The second time was for petty larceny at the jail. She was arrested again in May 2018 at an Elko casino for felony possession of a controlled substance, use or possession of drug paraphernalia, and violating conditions of probation.
Weight was arrested on multiple charges in February at a West Wendover casino after allegedly trying to cash a bogus check, then fleeing from police in the parking lot. She was caught after she tripped and fell. Her charges include obtaining or using another person’s ID for harmful or unlawful purposes; use or possession of drug paraphernalia; forgery; delivering, selling, possessing or manufacturing drug paraphernalia; possessing a drug not for interstate commerce; and trafficking a controlled substance.