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IN BRIEF

POLICE OFFICER’S DEATH

Slaying suspect also accused of robbing 18-year-old

Prentice Marshall, a suspect in the slaying of Las Vegas police officer Trevor Nettleton, was booked on an unrelated charge of robbery with a deadly weapon for a Nov. 18 crime, North Las Vegas police said Tuesday.

Marshall robbed an 18-year-old suspect at gunpoint on Grand Prairie Avenue, near Cheyenne Avenue and Clayton Street, police said. Several personal items were taken, police said.

An hour later, Nettleton was shot and killed in a robbery attempt at his North Las Vegas home on Emerald Stone Avenue.

Marshall and five others were arrested and charged in that case. Police accuse Marshall of firing the shots that killed Nettleton.

Police will continue to investigate the possibility that the cases might be linked, authorities said. Marshall remains in custody at the North Las Vegas Detention Center.

APARTMENT BLAZE

‘Accidental cooking fire’ blamed for man’s death

A man’s body was found in his apartment, dead from an "accidental cooking fire," a Clark County Fire Department official said Tuesday.

Scott Allison said firefighters were called at 9:48 a.m. to the 3200 block of Casey Drive — the Camden Palisades Apartments — near Tropicana Avenue and Pecos Road.

The victim appeared to be in his 20s, Allison said.

Allison said a neighbor saw smoke in the apartment. Upon arrival, firefighters found the man dead on the ground by his bedroom window.

The Clark County coroner’s office has yet to identify the man.

Allison added that Las Vegas police aided in the fire agency’s investigation which is customary when a body is found at the site of a fire. Police officials agreed that no foul play occurred.

DEC. 1 ARREST

Authorities identify man found dead in jail cell

The man who was found dead in a Las Vegas City Jail cell early Thursday morning has been identified as 56-year-old Roger Lee Williams.

Medical examiners have not yet determined the manner and cause of his death.

Williams was arrested Dec. 1 on allegations that he solicited a pedestrian on a roadway, a city of Las Vegas spokesman said. He was found dead in his cell two days later at 4:30 a.m.

The official said the death was not suspicious.

$110,000 IN DAMAGE

No injuries reported in fire at house in Henderson

No one was hurt in a Henderson house fire early Tuesday morning that caused an estimated $110,000 in damage.

The owners of the home, at 339 Nuevo Court, near Warm Springs Road and Green Valley Parkway, were displaced and are being helped by the American Red Cross, Henderson Fire Department officials said.

The fire started in the attic of the two-story home at about 12:30 a.m. Firefighters were able to put out the flames about five minutes after arrival.

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