Man accused in officer's death faces additional charges


The man accused of shooting to death a Las Vegas police officer at his North Las Vegas home in November now faces carjacking charges for a robbery that occurred two days before the slaying.

Prentice Marshall faces one count each of robbery with use of a deadly weapon and grand larceny auto, both felonies, on allegations that he stole at gunpoint a 2005 Ford Mustang on Nov. 17, according to a grand jury indictment returned Friday.

Marshall, along with five other men, faces multiple counts for the Nov. 19 slaying of officer Trevor Nettleton.

North Las Vegas police allege Marshall and three others saw the open garage door of Nettleton's home. Nettleton, who had just finished his patrol shift, was in the garage.

During an attempted robbery of Nettleton, a gunbattle erupted. Nettleton was shot and killed by Marshall, police said.

Marshall and another defendant, Saul Williams, could face the death penalty if convicted in that case.

Authorities have said Nettleton's death was part of a crime spree committed by Marshall and his co-defendants. About an hour before Nettleton's death, Marshall and three of his co-defendants were accused of robbing another man at gunpoint.

According to the police report for the Nov. 17 robbery, the carjacking happened about 3:30 a.m. outside a convenience store on Centennial Parkway, near North Fifth Street.

Authorities allege Marshall approached a man as he left the store and pointed a gun at him before taking the Mustang. The incident was captured by the store's security cameras, according to the report.

 

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