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Suspect to appear in court

A Las Vegas judge reviewed charging documents and scheduled a court date for today for a man to face allegations he robbed and beat NFL player Javon Walker, a court officer said.

Arfat Fadel’s appearance before Justice of the Peace Tony Abbatangelo will be his second in a week in a Las Vegas court. Fadel did not have to attend court for Abbatangelo to review his paperwork.

The 30-year-old Fadel told another judge Wednesday that police pressured his girlfriend to press separate domestic violence charges against him before he was arrested in the Walker case.

That judge refused Fadel’s request to reduce his $13,000 bail in that case and set a preliminary hearing for July 9 on felony kidnapping, coercion and misdemeanor domestic violence battery charges. Fadel remains at the Clark County jail in Las Vegas.

Police say Fadel faces multiple felonies including kidnapping, robbery, battery and conspiracy in the June 16 robbery and beating that left the 29-year-old Walker unconscious off the Strip.

The Oakland Raiders wide receiver told police he lost about $3,000 in cash and $100,000 in jewelry in the robbery. He was hospitalized for what police said were facial injuries and a concussion.

Police say Walker was club-hopping late June 15 and early June 16 before “willingly” getting into Fadel’s black Range Rover with Fadel and another alleged assailant.

Police say Walker said he didn’t know the men. Investigators are still searching for the other suspect.

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