A 40-year-old man was sentenced to 8- to 20-years in prison for his role in a plot to kill his sister’s estranged husband. Richard Pearson in February pleaded guilty to attempted murder and conspiracy for the shooting of Robert Bessey as he drove south on Interstate 15 near Valley of Fire State Park in November 2012.
A former Internal Revenue Service officer has settled a lawsuit alleging the agency enlisted the help of the Nevada U.S. Attorney’s office to target him in a criminal investigation in retaliation for discrimination claims.
In an unprecedented move, a police officer asked the Clark County District Attorney’s office to investigate whether Metro broke any laws after the agency’s top brass apparently buried his report intended to fix problems in the police air unit. Lt. Gawain Guedry and a representative from his union recently met with District Attorney Steve Wolfson, and Guedry is seeking “whistleblower” status under a Nevada law designed to protect peace officers reporting “improper governmental action” by their employers.
A District Judge on Wednesday denied a motion to toss the case against a 45-year-old former Las Vegas kindergarten teacher facing kidnapping and child pornography charges after a weeks-long affair with a 16-year-old girl.
Two California men were sentenced to eight years in federal prison Wednesday for bringing teenage girls to Las Vegas in 2013 to work as prostitutes.
North Las Vegas residents can keep up with reported crimes by signing up for a new alert service from police. The North Las Vegas Police Department on Wednesday invited residents to sign up for AlertID, a communication platform that connects citizens and federal, state and local authorities to provide information that can help protect families and communities.
The Clark County coroner’s office have identified the man killed by police in Tuesday’s shooting.
Las Vegas police shot and killed a man who they say fired at multiple officers during a barricade situation in the east valley Tuesday afternoon.
Defense lawyers launched an opening-day offensive on Tuesday attacking the government’s chief witness in the federal trial of three Cuban immigrants charged with stealing drugs and high-quality merchandise from delivery vans and warehouses around the Las Vegas Valley. The witness, Yordani Corona Del Toro, a 23-year-old felon and “gang-banger,” struck a deal with federal prosecutors in the case to escape a sentence of life in prison in Nevada as a habitual criminal, the defense lawyers said in their opening statements.
A woman was sentenced Tuesday to six months in jail and five years of probation for trying to hire two men, including an undercover Las Vegas police officer, to kill her husband.