Two adults, two teens arrested in Pahrump on multiple charges

Joyce Lupiani


Two adults, two teens arrested in Pahrump on multiple charges

CREATED Aug. 29, 2012

NYE COUNTY (KTNV) -- Two adults and two teens have been arrested on multiple charges in Pahrump.

The arrests came after detectives with the Nye County Sheriff's Office discovered that dozens of stolen items had been pawned locally.

Pawn shop records indicated they were pawned by 18-year-old Nicholas Tharp.

Detectives interviewed Tharp at his residence. During the interviews and investigation, it was revealed that 38-year-old Amy Grubbs and two juveniles allegedly broke into two homes and committed burglary.

Some of the stolen property was given to Tharp.

Grubbs and the two juveniles -- a 16-year-old male and 15-year-old female -- were also arrested.

It was discovered that the 16-year-old male was a runaway although attempts were made by the group to conceal the information from the police. The detectives also found out that Tharp was allegedly in a sexual relationship with the 15-year-old female.

Even further investigation determined that Tharp and the juvenile male had been previously involved in a fight with an individual in a desert area and had broken the person's nose.

In addition to the burglary charges, Grubbs is also facing charges in relation to harboring/aiding a runaway, contributing to the delinquency of minors, and conspiracy to commit statutory sexual seduction since she was aware of the relationship and helped facilitate it.

Tharp is facing burglary charges, harboring/aiding of a runaway, statutory sexual seduction, and charges related to the fight.

Charges against the juvenile female include grand larceny, obstructing a peace officer, and harboring/aiding a runaway.

The male juvenile is being charged with using false ID information to avoid prosecution, obstruction, and charges related to the fight and burglaries.

Grubbs and Tharp also tested positive for methamphetamine and amphetamine when they were booked into the NCSO Detention Center.

The two teenagers were booked into the juvenile detention center.