RENO, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) - The man made famous for his love affair with Liberace is back in jail. Scott Thorson was arrested this morning for a parole violation after he failed a court ordered drug test. Thorson was sentenced to serve a five year probation this past July after pleading guilty to burglary and identity theft charges. He was assigned to complete Washoe County Drug Court and recently was granted a release due to health problems.
The Washoe County District Attorney's office wanted Thorson to be arrested for not completing drug court as sentenced back in July, but instead, a drug test was ordered. Thorson will now have to answer once again to Judge Patrick Flanagan on the failed drug test, next Wednesday.
The DA ordered Thorson to leave his residence at the Bunny Ranch about a month ago. Thorson had been staying there since Bunny Ranch Owner Dennis Hof bailed him out of jail. Thorson served as Hof's personal assistant while getting treatment for colon cancer and undergoing rehabilitation for drug addiction. The DA said the Bunny Ranch was too far from the drug court, and their policy stated he must be living within 20 miles of the drug court location.
Thorson was booked previously on four counts of first degree burglary, four counts of using a credit/debit/ID card without consent, three counts of obtaining or possessing a credit/debit card without cardholder's consent, one count of obtaining or using other person's ID for harmful/unlawful purpose, two counts of obtaining money/property/labor under false pretenses for $650 and one count of obtaining money/property/labor under false pretenses for over $650.