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Suspect in carjacking and home invasions has criminal history


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Suspect in carjacking and home invasions has criminal history

By Michael Lopardi. CREATED Jul 31, 2014

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The man who police say was behind a violent crime spree in the southeast valley earlier this week has a lengthy criminal record out of Idaho.

Cody David Winters, 27, was shot and killed by officers on Tuesday after a carjacking and two home invasions near Tropicana and Sandhill, according to Las Vegas police. Police said Winters shot and killed one man, and shot and injured a woman. 

Turns out, Winters is no stranger to the law.

In March, 2007, Winters was sentenced to three years probation for illegal possession of drugs in Bonneville County, Idaho, according to the Idaho Department of Correction. In December, 2008, he was jailed for violating his probation. 

In October, 2013, Winters was sent to a prison treatment program for driving under the influence, said Idaho DOC spokesman Jeff Ray. Winters was released on probation Feb. 27, 2014.

"Cody Winters here in Idaho had been convicted of mainly drugs crimes and was currently on probation for a felony DUI," Bonneville County prosecutor Bruce Pickett told KIFI-TV.

Winters was scheduled for a court hearing on Wednesday in Bonneville County on misdemeanor traffic charges, according to the Idaho State Judiciary's website. He has a series of other charges listed for other court dates that were dismissed or dropped by prosecutors.

"I would have to say that it's not typical for someone to go from having drug offenses and a DUI to having a violent crime like that," Pickett told KIFI.

Natasha Jackson, the woman who police said was an accomplice to Winters, appeared in a Las Vegas court on Wednesday. A judge set bail at $400,000. She is currently booked in the Clark County Detention Center with a preliminary hearing scheduled for Aug. 13.