County employee arrested

A Clark County Family Services employee was arrested this week on a string of charges that includes domestic violence and child endangerment, Las Vegas police said Thursday.

Deborah Edmonston, 38, was booked into the Clark County Detention Center on Tuesday. Edmonston faces two counts each of domestic violence and battery with a deadly weapon, and one count each of child endangerment and malicious destruction of property.

Las Vegas police did not release additional details.

Christine Skorupski, spokeswoman for Clark County Family Services, confirmed Edmonston worked for the department, but said that she was employed under a different name: Deborah Aoyama.

Skorupski said the woman was hired by the Nevada Division of Child and Family Services in August 1998 and became a Clark County employee in October 2004. Her title is Senior Family Services Specialist. She is on administrative leave without pay, Skorupski said. Skorupski did not say whether the woman was placed on leave before or after her arrest.

The incident is the second time in less than a year that a Family Services employee has been arrested. In November, Shajuan Huff-Bush, 24, who was then a case worker, was arrested and charged with child neglect. In that incident, Huff-Bush’s baby girl was taken into custody by Child Protective Services.

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