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Former assemblyman takes pleas, could be released today

Reported by: Krystal Allan
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Updated: 8/28/2014 12:06 pm
LAS VEGAS (KSNV – The long legal battle for former Nevada Assemblyman Steven Brooks is nearing its conclusion.

Brooks, 42, pleaded guilty this morning to one count of unlawful possession of a firearm at the Regional Justice Center. The judge accepted his plea and reduced bail from $100,000 to $5,000.

This stems from an arrest in 2013, when Brooks was making threats against Speaker Marilyn Kirkpatrick while in possession of a gun in state-issued vehicle.

That was one incident in a series of events that ultimately led to his expulsion from the state legislature.

Brooks must forfeit any weapons and remain under intense supervision pending a mental evaluation.

His attorney, Adam Gill, said Brooks could be released from the Clark County Detention Center as early as today.

Additionally, Brooks will plead guilty this afternoon in another case for resisting arrest during a domestic disturbance involving his wife in 2013. Under the agreement, he would receive a misdemeanor charge and no jail time.

Brooks pleaded guilty in March to evading police and resisting arrest in San Bernardino County in relation to his March 2013 arrest in Victorville, Calif. He was sentenced July 25, with the judge ruling that with time served and good behavior, Brooks had completed his sentence.

Gill and prosecutor Richard Scow said after his hearing Aug. 21 that if Brooks completes mental health court and anticipated probation, he could end with one misdemeanor resisting arrest charge on his Nevada record.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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