Reno man found guilty of running over wife following argument
RENO, Nev. (News 4 & Fox 11) —
A 52-year-old Reno man has been found guilty of running over his wife, fracturing her leg, after an argument back in May, according to prosecutors.
The jury returned the verdict against Tyler Stoltz. Sentencing is scheduled for December, and Stoltz faces up to 15 years in prison, the Washoe County District Attorney's office said in a statement.
Authorities say Stoltz was arrested in June after an investigation into the May incident. Officers had responded to a report of a vehicle-pedestrian accident and found Stoltz and his wife. The wife had to be removed from under the car and taken to a hospital.
According to the statement, police began investigating and interviewed witnesses. They determined Stoltz purposely ran over his wife, and he was arrested.
At trial, the prosecutor said his wife told Stoltz she wanted a divorce weeks before the dispute, and that Stoltz viewed his wife as his property.
He was also heard demanding she "get back int the car, or I'll run you over," according to the prosecutor. Witnesses said the car accelerated and swerved in her direction.
Stoltz was on probation at the time of his arrest, and he was convicted on a count of domestic battery by a probationer with use of a deadly weapon, resulting in substantial bodily harm.