Following a lengthy two-year investigation by the Reno Police Department, former Washoe County Sheriff sergeant Dennis Carry was arrested Tuesday on seven felony counts that include bigamy, burglary and forgery.
Carry, 46, was previously the head of the Cyber Crimes Unit at the WCSO before being placed on administrative leave in March 2019 pending investigation. He retired from the sheriff’s office during the investigation.
Dennis and Wendy Carry were married in South Lake Tahoe in 1996. Court documents show that Carry married his second wife, Carla Baldwin, in May 2018 — more than nine months before Wendy Carry filed for divorce in March 2019.
Baldwin is a federal magistrate judge for the United States District Court for the District of Nevada. Though she filed for an annulment of her marriage with Carry shortly after RPD began their investigation, the timeline of when each woman found out about each other is unclear.
Former Washoe County family court Judge David Humke said in 2019 that investigators asked him about allegations that Carry had broken into his office and hacked his computer in order to forge paperwork for Carry’s divorce from his wife, Wendy.
Carry allegedly entered the courthouse to alter documents after it was discovered he was married to two women at once, according to officials.
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