A Nye County sheriff’s deputy accused of pushing and threatening his wife with a gun Sunday morning remains under medical evaluation, officials said Monday.
Andrew Denning, 24, had not been booked at Nye County Detention Center as of Monday, Nye County Sheriff’s Office detective David Boruchowitz said in an email. The mental evaluation began about noon Sunday.
The incident happened in Pahrump about 6:45 a.m. when Denning pushed his wife with his shoulder during an argument, police said.
When Denning’s wife tried to stop him from leaving with his child, Denning pointed a gun at her and ordered her to move, police said.
Denning has worked at the Nye County detention center since December. He faces charges of assault with a deadly weapon, child endangerment and domestic battery, police said.
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