A 25-year-old man charged with attacking Clark County jail guards with a baseball bat in September refused to leave his cell and attend a preliminary hearing in his case Tuesday.
Michael Law, who is represented by the public defender’s office, is facing one count each of attempted murder, burglary and battery with use of a deadly weapon.
Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Diana Sullivan set a status check in the case for Friday. If Law again refuses to be transported, the judge could order corrections officers to force him to come to court.
Sullivan must decide at the preliminary hearing whether prosecutors have enough evidence to take the case to trial.
Law told detectives he was seeking revenge after police failed to thoroughly investigate after he was robbed earlier this year, according to a police report.
Law went to the Clark County Detention Center and hit the first officer he encountered, Darren McCray, who was struck in the head, neck, jaw and finger, the report said.
Police have said they were unable to find a report or call that had anything to do with Law that would substantiate his claims.
Law has a history of run-ins with police. In 2007, police arrested Law on charges of strong-arm robbery. Later that year, he was arrested on charges of obstructing a public officer.
In 2008, he was arrested on a warrant related to the obstruction charge. He was also booked on burglary and grand larceny charges, police said.
Law remained in custody on $60,000 bail, jail records show.
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