A Penn Valley man who was involved in an armed standoff with Police in Truckee was found guilty yesterday of attempted murder, assault, and a weapon enhancement for using a weapon in commission of a crime. Nevada County District Attorney Cliff Newell says The incident took place the morning of April 30th 2012 Nevada County Sheriff’s Office advised Truckee Police they had taken information that Robert Maklia, from Penn Valley was possibly in the Truckee area and in possession of a firearm. Newell says Maklia was captured on store video earlier in process of the assault.
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Truckee Police located Maklia sitting in his parked vehicle on Richard’s Blvd. north west of Donner Pass Road.He refused to drop the handgun and sought refuge behind his vehicle. Maklia discharged a round from his gun in an unknown direction while hiding behind his vehicle. He later put down his handgun and approached police. Maklia was not compliant with police commands to surrender and was taken into custody without incident after being struck with a less lethal bean bag round. Truckee Schools were on lockdown until he was taken into custody. District Attorney Newell says Deputy DA Ray De Jesus did an excellent job of prosecuting the case and also uncovered two prior strikes against Maklia which means he could face a possible sentence of 25 years to live when he is sentenced January 3rd at 1:30 in Nevada City Superior court.