Man accused of threatening Carson City judge sentenced on unrelated weapons charges

John Aston (Photo: Carson City Sheriff's Office)

The Reno-Sparks man accused of firing shots into the home of Carson City Judge John Tatro, and later attempting to firebomb his residence, was sentenced to prison following his conviction on felony weapons charges from 2011.

According to the Carson City District Attorney's Office, John Thomas Aston, 73, was sentenced to prison terms of 12 to 32 months and 16 to 40 months on the two offenses to be served consecutively.

The sentences follow Aston's convictions in June for carrying a loaded revolver concealed in his waistband without a concealed carry permit, and for having a sawed-off shotgun in his vehicle.

Officers also discovered three additional firearms, hundreds of rounds of ammunition, holsters, knives, cash, binoculars, and a map of northwestern Nevada in Aston's car following his 2011 arrest.

According to prosecutors, the convictions in this case are not related to the accusations involving Judge Tatro.

The Carson City D.A.'s Office says a preliminary hearing is scheduled to begin September 6 on the three felony charges involving Tatro.

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