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The felony grand-larceny case against the woman who allegedly stole nearly $100,000 worth of jewelry from professional skateboarder Ryan Sheckler was dismissed last week in a Las Vegas courtroom.
Defendant Stacy Salazar "was very relieved and very happy with the court's decision," her lawyer, David Chesnoff, told ESPN.com.
"The [Clark County] District Attorney's Office is not making a statement on this case," the office's executive assistant, Tess Driver, told ESPN.com via email. A source familiar with the proceedings said that the prosecution's case was circumstantial and lacked intent and eyewitnesses.
Assistant Clark County Court Administrator LaDeana Gamble's office told ESPN.com that the "case was dismissed with prejudice [meaning it can't come back to haunt Salazar legally] and the $5,000 cash bail was transfer[red] to [Sheckler]."
Sheckler declined to comment.
Salazar, 25, was arrested in February and charged with stealing a Rolex watch and a bracelet, ring and necklace -- each made of gold and diamonds -- as the 24-year-old Plan B pro slept in his room at the Palms Casino Resort.
According to the arrest report, the jewelry's total value was estimated at $90,750. None of it has been recovered, according the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department's public information office. In April, Sheckler told TMZ that the jewelry was insured.