Man indicted in murder case also faces sex-trafficking charge

A man facing murder charges who tried to intimidate possible witnesses in his case was indicted Wednesday by a Clark County grand jury.

Steve Norwood faces charges of murder with the use of a deadly weapon, two counts of preventing or dissuading a witness from testifying, conspiracy to commit a crime, and discharge of a firearm into an occupied structure, in connection with the slaying of Santiago Spicer Flanders, 40.

Flanders was found lying in the street with multiple gunshot wounds on June 17 near a Rebel gas station, 3785 W. Tropicana Ave., Las Vegas police said.

He was taken to University Medical Center where he died shorty thereafter, according to police.

Police said they believe the man had been parked at a gas pump and sat in his car for about 30 minutes. He was shot after getting out.

Prosecutor Megan Thomson said Norwood, who faces sex-trafficking charges in another case and remains in custody at the Clark County Detention Center, tried to send letters from jail to his girlfriend and have her prevent witnesses from appearing in court.

But the letters were returned because Norwood did not include sufficient postage. He also called other friends from jail and tried to have them intimidate witnesses, Thomson said.

Norwood was scheduled to appear in court on the murder charge next week.

Contact reporter David Ferrara at dferrara@reviewjournal.com or 702-380-1039. Find him on Twitter: @randompoker.

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