Man dies from injuries sustained during fight in Laughlin

A man who was struck several times in the face during a fight in Laughlin died Sunday from his injuries, Las Vegas police said.

Police responded Wednesday afternoon to the 1900 block of South Casino Drive, near the Aquarius Casino Resort, and found an unconscious man bleeding from his face.

An investigation determined the victim, 59-year-old Joseph Chernowsky, and the suspect, 54-year-old Michael Dean Dymond, knew each other before the fight began, according to police reports.

Chernowsky was transported to University Medical Center in Las Vegas in critical condition where he died.

Police arrested Dymond on Thursday and booked him into the Clark County Detention Center on felony battery charges.

Anyone with information about this incident should call the Metropolitan Police Department homicide section at 702-828-3521 or, to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555 or online at

Contact reporter Colton Lochhead at Follow @ColtonLochhead on Twitter.

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