Huston due in court for noise complaints
LOS ANGELES -- As tensions escalate between professional skateboarder Nyjah Huston and several of his wealthy neighbors in the hills of San Juan Capistrano, California, the six-time X Games gold medalist is due in court Thursday for a pretrial hearing stemming from a Feb. 22 noise violation.
Since moving to the area in the fall, Huston's parties have prompted more than 20 noise complaints from neighbors, according to Lt. Jeff Hallock of the Orange County Sheriff's Department. Hallock said his department is actively building an additional public nuisance case against Huston to present to the Orange County district attorney.
"We're in constant conversation with the DA about this," Hallock told XGames.com. "[Public nuisance] charges have not been filed, but I think there are plans to do that."
Huston could not be reached through his public relations team at Entertainment Fusion Group, and his attorney, Wolfgang Kovach, had no comment.
"[Huston] has no respect for any of his neighbors," said Rob Morey, who lives across the street from the skateboarder's 6,100-square-foot Santa Fe-style poolside spread along the northeastern edge of city limits. "His parties are getting out of hand, and property is getting damaged."
Morey said he has seen bashed-in windshields among the rows of cars parked along the road outside Huston's gated compound and that neighbors have reported missing mail.
"[Huston has] been evasive since the February incident," said Morey, referring to the Feb. 22 arrest of the X Games Austin gold medalist. That night, Huston was charged with a noise violation and felony possession of methamphetamine. The drug charge was dismissed in May after forensics revealed that the substance found in Huston's pocket was not meth but bath salts, according to Farrah Emami, spokeswoman for the Orange County district attorney.
Bath salts -- in this case methylone -- are so-called designer drugs pharmacologically similar to meth. Under federal law, methylone is illegal to possess and distribute. In California, however, it is illegal to distribute but not illegal to possess for personal use.