Drug informant charged after fleeing ordered to stand trial

By The Associated Press | Posted - May 9, 2015 at 6:40 p.m.



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CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A man accused of fleeing with the sheriff's money after agreeing to be an informant in a Carson City drug sting operation has been ordered to stand trial.

A preliminary hearing for 24-year-old Duffy Thomas concluded Friday with a judge ruling there was sufficient evidence for him to be bound over to Carson District Court.

After getting booked for drug possession on April 10, he agreed to be a drug informant for a sting operation later the same day.

Authorities gave him $850 to buy drugs while wearing a wire but he fled the scene during the transaction. He was tracked down to his sister's apartment, where the money was found.

On Friday, his sister, Sarah Thomas, also was ordered to stand trial.

The Nevada Appeal newspaper of Carson City reports (http://bit.ly/1JXxCHp ) she was charged with accessory to felony grand larceny and aiding the escape of a misdemeanor prisoner, while her brother was charged with escape by a misdemeanor prisoner and two counts of theft for the stolen money and wire.

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Information from: Nevada Appeal, http://www.nevadaappeal.com

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