Storey County candidate placed on paid leave

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Updated: 8/20 11:18 pm
VIRGINIA CITY, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) -- One of the candidates in the race for Storey County Sheriff has been placed on administrative leave by his opponent, the current Sheriff.

Deputy Shawn Mahan is running against Sheriff Gerald Antinoro was put on administrative leave with pay, as of Tuesday. He will remain on leave indefintely.

Sheriff Antinoro told News 4 he cannot say why Mahan was put on leave, but he said it is about Sheriff's Department policy, and has nothing to do with politics.

Mahan and Antinoro were the two top vote-getters in the June primary.
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dennisbowen - 9/13/2014 9:54 AM
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There was a deputy who committed two burglaries in Storey County. A witness saw the deputy outside the home as a lookout while the civilian was inside searching the home. They took prescription medicine. He also abused a handicap woman, told her she lived like a pig and she was too cripple to walk up the steps to the home after he broke into her home. This deputy was reported in April 2014 and still he patrols (robs) my neighborhood. Jerry cannot handle the power that has been given him. He is abusing it, oppressing people. The monster will grow if we allow another term.

MuckerMom4 - 9/10/2014 8:40 AM
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Political?!?! Really people??? Why would Sheriff Antinoro place his opposing candidate on PAID leave? To give him more time to meet political commitments with a paycheck? Sounds as intellectual as voting a candidate in who has no administrative experience, as well as no regard for policy and procedures set forth for all office employees!!! And you want someone like this to head up and set an example for the other employees?? Wake up residents!!

comstocklady - 9/3/2014 7:09 PM
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This is NOT the first time Mr. Mahan has been placed on administrative leave. And he was not a candidate before. So why do you assume political motivation?

comstocklady - 9/3/2014 7:08 PM
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This is NOT the first time Mr. Mahan has been put on administrative leave. And he was not a candidate for sheriff then. So...why assume it is political now?

VCHRES - 8/22/2014 12:58 PM
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Not political my patootie!

tikidianne - 8/22/2014 9:40 AM
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It's Storey County... need I say more?? lol

LASD1096 - 8/21/2014 2:52 PM
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Hmmmm.

taxpaying mom - 8/21/2014 6:14 AM
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Nothing fishy about that.... LOL
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