Dayton man sentenced to 20 years in prison for manslaughter

Robert Perea, The Fernley Reporter

A Dayton man was sentenced to 20 years in prison, with the possibility of parole after eight, after he pled guilty to manslaughter.

Roger Scheurn

The Third Judicial District Court in Yerington sentenced Roger Scheurn, 50, of Dayton, to the maximum possible sentence of 20 years in prison with parole after eight years for manslaughter with a deadly weapon, and a concurrent term of 15 years with parole eligibility after four years for battery with a deadly weapon.

Scheurn pled guilty to both charges on May 17, 2018.


Lyon County District Attorney Steve Rye charged that Scheurn shot David A. Holt, 39, of Dayton, during an argument in Scheurn’s residence on April 10, 2017. Scheurn fired several shots, hitting Holt twice. Holt died from the gunshot wounds on the way to the hospital.

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office Detective Division led the investigation in this case with assistance from the Nevada Division of Investigations and Washoe County FIS.

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