The son of Nevada’s attorney general is accused of slapping his girlfriend’s face at a Strip nightclub last month, according to arresting documents released Tuesday.
A security guard at The Light Vegas at Mandalay Bay, 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. South, saw a man slap a woman across the face about 3 a.m. June 29 while sitting at a table in the club, the arrest report said.
The guard approached the man, later identified as Avery Ford, who “became angry and upset with him (and) pushed him to (the) ground,” the report said. The two wrestled until hotel security took Ford into custody.
Avery Ford, the son of Attorney General Aaron Ford, told police he and his girlfriend were partying at the club but denied there was any issue between them that night, the Metropolitan Police Department report said. An officer noted in the report that Ford was highly intoxicated and couldn’t share further details.
Ford was booked into the Clark County Detention Center on June 29, his 26th birthday, on a count of domestic battery. He has since been released on bail.
His girlfriend told police Ford became upset when another man approached her that night and tried to talk to her, the report said. et and was trying to walk away from her.
“(She) was adamant that Ford never physically struck her,” the report said.
Aaron Ford’s chief of staff, Jessica Adair, has previously said the matter was a family issue and that his office would not be commenting.