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IN BRIEF

HOMETOWN OF VICTIM UNKNOWN

33-year-old man killed trying to cross highway identified

A man who died after he was struck by a car while walking across a busy highway earlier this week was identified Tuesday by authorities as 33-year-old Paul Edwin Presley.

The Clark County coroner’s office has not determined where Presley was from.

The Nevada Highway Patrol said Presley walked onto southbound Interstate 15 about 9:22 p.m. Monday. He was struck by a car near Tropicana Avenue, and died at the scene.

The highway patrol said no charges were filed against the motorist who struck Presley.

VICTIM THROWN FROM BIKE AND RUN OVER

Motorcyclist killed in traffic accident in Las Vegas named

A motorcyclist who died Sunday in a northwest valley crash involving three vehicles was identified Tuesday by the Clark County coroner’s office as 35-year-old Eric Maybry.

The Metropolitan Police Department said Maybry was on a 2006 Suzuki and appeared to be racing a small, dark sport utility vehicle on westbound Lake Mead Boulevard, near Del Webb Boulevard. He crashed about 10:42 a.m.

The coroner’s office said Maybry lived in Las Vegas.

Police said a 1994 GMC Rally Vandura traveling east on Lake Mead began to turn left into a shopping center and was struck by the motorcycle.

Maybry was thrown from the Suzuki and run over by a Honda CR-V.

He died at the scene.

THEFT SUSPECT AWAITS EXTRADITION

Former Utah city manager arrested in Las Vegas

Authorities say a former Utah city official has been arrested in Las Vegas after failing to appear last week on a felony charge of theft.

Records show 48-year-old Jeannie Bell was arrested Monday and was being held Tuesday at the Clark County jail pending extradition to Utah. She was the controller of Mapleton, Utah.

Bell was due for arraignment Thursday in a Utah court on a second-degree felony count of theft. When she did not show up, a judge issued a warrant for her arrest.

Prosecutors say Bell bought stamps and gift cards on behalf of the city, then sold them on the auction Web site eBay from January 2007 to May 2009.

The amount of money taken has not been specified, but officials have said it is greater than $5,000.

A Utah County sheriff’s lieutenant says U.S. marshals in Utah and Nevada helped find her at a Strip hotel.

SECOND SUCH SHOOTING IN 12 DAYS

Robbery suspect killed by Reno police had toy gun

Reno police say a robber shot and killed over the weekend used a toy handgun to hold up the same convenience store twice in three days.

Authorities think 23-year-old Scott Demars also robbed three other stores last week.

Demars died Sunday after police shot him when he ran from the Valley Market on Denslowe Drive to a nearby residential neighborhood.

Reno police say Demars raised a toy gun before officers opened fire.

It was the second time in 12 days that Reno police shot a man armed with a replica pistol.

Police say 44-year-old Charles James Bishop is recovering from wounds he got Oct. 28 at a downtown motel.

Police say Bishop aimed a toy gun with a red laser sight before two officers opened fire.

 

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