Walsh's two charges were recently reduced to just a misdemeanor of vehicle manslaughter. The Nye County prosecutor, Deputy District Attorney Patrick Ferguson, told the court today there was misinformation earlier, and that Walsh did not have any alcohol in his blood, or enough THC (extracted from marijuana) in his blood to charge him with DUI.
Myron, 49, Walker River Paiute, killed on Sept. 26, 2021, was known internationally as a water protector, journalist and drone activist.
The court session was available on Zoom and reported by Censored News. A sentencing date was set for June 6, 2023.
The amended criminal complaint, filed in Tonopah Justice Court, reveals that Walsh has again changed his story regarding the reason for the head-on collision. Initially, Walsh said dust from another vehicle, going the opposite direction, had blocked his view and he pulled into the other lane.
Walsh was initially charged with both driving under the influence resulting in death, and reckless driving resulting in death. The Nye County District Attorney’s Office filed charges against Walsh nine months after Myron was killed.
Walsh’s blood tests showed levels of cannabinoids. However, no charges were filed until Myron's daughter Taylor Dewey persisted in her efforts for charges to be filed.
At the time of the head-on collision, the Nye County Sheriff's report states a blood test was to be carried out by the Nevada Highway Patrol, at Renown Hospital in Reno after Walsh was airlifted there after the collision.
The accident reports were obtained by Censored News.
The Nye County Sheriff's Office accident report was filed by Deputy RJ Ramirez and states:
Myron Dewey: Defender of the Sacred Places
Myron was killed when he was struck head-on on an isolated dirt road near his family's home near Yomba, Nevada, on Sept. 26, 2021. The day before, Myron live-streamed from the Navy Seals Bombing Range in Fallon, opposing its expansion. The expansion was pushed by the Nevada Congressional delegation and signed into law in December in the military's Defense Spending Bill for 2023.
The amended complaint states:
Censored News received this e-mail response to our request for a copy of the plea agreement:
Pursuant to Nevada Revised Statutes, 239.0107(1), this response is given to you not later than the end of the fifth business day after the date this office received your email dated April 12, 2023. You requested a “copy of the plea agreement by John Walsh, in the case of the vehicular death of Myron Dewey.”
Pursuant to NRS 239.0107(1)(b), this office does not have any document responsive to your request (plea agreement) The name and address of the governmental entity that may have custody or control of the record is unknown.
I have attached a copy of an amended criminal complaint that was filed with the court on April 10, 2023.
Chief Deputy District Attorney - Civil
1520 E. Basin Ave. Suite 107
Pahrump, Nevada 89060