Trial ordered for man in death of girlfriend, police standoff


A 29-year-old Las Vegas man will stand trial on charges alleging he stabbed and strangled his girlfriend to death and shot at Las Vegas police in May.

Justice of the Peace Melanie Tobiasson ruled Monday that prosecutors had presented enough evidence to send the case against Michael S. Long to District Court.

The body of 20-year-old Stefany Ann Sommers was found after a four-hour standoff at a northeast valley apartment complex ended when Long surrendered to police and was arrested.

Police said Long opened fire at officers during the standoff. One officer returned fire.

Sommers' body was discovered when officers entered the apartment, at 3804 Terrazzo Ave., near Cheyenne Avenue and Las Vegas Boulevard North.

Long faces multiple felony counts including murder with a deadly weapon and attempted murder of a police officer.

Long is jailed without bail at the Clark County Detention Center, according to jail records.

An arraignment hearing was scheduled for Aug. 16 in District Court.

 

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