Two suspects in police officer slaying appear in court

Two more suspects in the slaying of Las Vegas police officer Trevor Nettleton made their first court appearance in North Las Vegas Justice Court today.

Justice of the Peace Natalie Tyrell read the charges to Emmitt Ferguson, 18, and Quadrae Scott, 18, who made their appearance via teleconference.

Ferguson, who wasn’t at the scene of the crime but who police say hid the murder weapon, was charged with accessory to murder. His bail was set at $500,000.

Scott is being charged with first-degree murder, robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery. Bail was denied.

On Monday, three other suspects made their first court appearance, each charged with the same crimes as Scott.

Saul Williams Jr., 20, Prentice Marshall, 18, and Adrian Pena, 17, were read their charges and denied bail.

According to police reports, Marshall, Pena, Williams and Scott were in Pena’s car on Thursday, driving to Williams’ house, when they saw Nettleton’s garage door open, the reports said Williams told police.

The four men attempted to rob Nettleton, who had just finished his shift, and a gun battle ensued. Marshall was shot in the testicles, and Nettleton was killed.

Williams, Pena and Marshall are scheduled to appear in court again on Monday.

Contact reporter Mike Blasky at or 702-383-0283.


Rules for posting comments

Comments posted below are from readers. In no way do they represent the view of Stephens Media LLC or this newspaper. This is a public forum. Read our guidelines for posting. If you believe that a commenter has not followed these guidelines, please click the FLAG icon next to the comment.


Due to an increase in uncivil behavior and dialogue the Review-Journal has temporarily disabled the comment boards. The Review-Journal will use the time to evaluate the effectiveness of the comment boards and find an appropriate time to reintroduce them to