Updated July 2, 2020 - 8:34 am
A seemingly routine investigation into a domestic disturbance in southwest Las Vegas led to the arrest of a man wanted in a child sex assault case dating back to 2008, according to police and court records.
Thomas Earl Dunlap, 55, of Las Vegas, was arrested Monday night on a 2011 arrest warrant issued in Las Vegas Justice Court charging him with two charges of sex assault against a child under 14 and possession of drug paraphernalia. A criminal complaint in the case was filed on June 29, 2011, according to Las Vegas Justice Court records.
An arrest report for Dunlap states that police were called at 11:53 p.m. Monday to a residence near South Fort Apache and West Warm Springs roads for a “family disturbance” in which Dunlap reportedly pushed a woman. As police talked to the woman, Dunlap arrived.
“Dunlap identified himself via verbal,” police said. “Officers conducted a record check on Dunlap where multiple outstanding warrants appeared listed.”
No details were available on the specific accusations against Dunlap from the 2011 warrant. Justice Court records indicate Dunlap is now out of custody and a warrant return hearing was scheduled for Thursday morning.