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Troy Driver biography: 13 things about Fallon, Nevada man

Troy Edward Driver is a white man from Fallon, Churchill County, Nevada. Aside from Fallon, he has lived in other parts of Nevada including Elko, Spring Creek and Silver Springs.

Driver has lived in different parts of California, USA including Ukiah and Willits. Growing up in California, he and his childhood friend Alissa Marie Moore are of the same age but he treated her as her little sister.

Troy and Moore are 2 years younger than his sister Sharla Renee Driver and their friend Carl Herbert Dulinsky. Moore was 1 year younger than her boyfriend Paul Steven Rodriguez, a drug dealer with guns.

When Moore showed Troy bruises inflicted by Rodriguez while they were all teenagers, Troy asked her to move into his house so he could protect her but she declined. Here are 13 more things about Troy:
Troy Driver (©Lyon County Sheriffs Office)
Troy Driver (©Lyon County Sheriffs Office)
  1. He was 12 when he was sentenced in 1992 to community service for shooting a deer out of season.
  2. In 1994, he was sentenced to formal probation for residential break-ins with several firearms taken and the burglary of the Quality Firearms store on Orr Springs Road in Ukiah. After being caught burglarizing, he was removed from his parent’s house in Willits and lodged at the Shasta Youth Connection facility in Red Bluff, California.
  3. In 1995, he started smoking marijuana.
  4. On February 20, 1997, he and Dulinsky stole several guns from the Coast-to-Coast hardware store in Willits with Robert Colyer as their lookout. In exchange for drugs, they sold the guns to Rodriguez in Moore’s house.
  5. At 2:30 a.m. on April 4, 1997, he and Dulinsky robbed the Circle K on East Perkins Street in Ukiah. They were armed with a semi-automatic pistol and a pistol-grip shotgun and Sharla served as their getaway driver. On April 14, 1997, he and Dulinsky used the same weapons to rob Chevron service stations located in Willits and Rohnert Park, Sonoma County, California with Sharla as their getaway driver.
  6. On April 20, 1997, Moore drove Rodriguez’s Mercury Cougar to Ukiah with Dulinsky, Troy and Sharla. During the drive, he and Dulinsky allegedly agreed to help Moore kill Rodriguez. On April 22, 1997, he and Dulinsky staged a vehicle breakdown near a house owned by his parents on Shaefer Ranch Road in Willits. After Moore fatally shot Rodriguez on that road, he and Dulinsky helped her dump Rodriguez’s body in a wooded area off Highway 128 near Navarro, Mendocino County. He, Dulinsky, Moore and Rodriguez were all Willits residents at that time.
  7. On May 5, 1997, he and Dulinsky were arrested. On May 7, 1997, Rodriguez’s remains were found buried in a shallow grave off Highway 128 in California. On May 14, 1997, he and Dulinsky were charged for three separate armed robberies. He told deputy probation officer Thomas J. Cropp that he committed the robberies to help Sharla get a passport to Italy where her serviceman husband lived.
  8. On August 31, 1997, he pleaded guilty to being an accessory to murder after the fact, second-degree burglary and three counts of second-degree robbery. He was sentenced to 15 years in state prison.
  9. In 2009, he was released from prison.
  10. From June 2012 to March 2018, he worked for Canyon Construction as a safety coordinator.
  11. From March 2018 to October 2019, he worked for Ames Construction as a superintendent. In October 2019, he joined mining company Ledcor in Reno as a project superintendent.
  12. Just before 5:30 a.m. on March 12, 2022, he allegedly abducted Naomi Christine Irion, 18, of Fernley, Lyon County, Nevada at the parking lot of a Walmart in Fernley. At around 9:00 p.m. on March 29, 2022, her remains were found in a gravesite in a remote area of Churchill County, Nevada.
  13. He mentored his Ledcor co-worker Joel Santillan from March 7-25, 2022. Just before 5:00 p.m. on March 25, 2022, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested him at the Ledcor office in Reno. His arraignment on March 30, 2022 was overseen by Judge Lori Matheus, who ordered that if he were to post his $750,000 bail, he cannot be released until a Global Positioning System (GPS) monitoring bracelet is set.

(This is a developing story. More details will be added.)


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