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Troubled former Nevada legislator to find out Calif. fate

Reported by: Sergio Avila
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Updated: 7/25/2014 12:30 am
VICTORVILLE, Calif. (KSNV — Former Nevada Assemblyman Steven Brooks, who pleaded guilty in March to evading police and resisting arrest, will receive his sentence Friday morning.

Brooks is facing up to two years and eight months for the crimes.

San Bernardino County Deputy District Attorney Shannon Faherty says Brooks led police on a chase reaching 80 mph, and Brooks resisted arrest and harmed a police dog. She was confident her case would lead to a quick conviction.

“I think our case is incredibly strong,” she said. “The entire thing is on video from the CHP cars and the Barstow police department videos.”

This is the latest chapter in Brooks' downward spiral that began weeks before he was kicked out of the Nevada Legislature in March 2013.

His troubles began Jan. 19, 2013, for alleged threats against Assemblywoman Marilyn Kirkpatrick. A mental health evaluation followed, and Brooks was released from custody.

His attorney maintained it was all a misunderstanding, but a few weeks later Brooks had another run-in with police, this time a domestic dispute with his wife.

He was removed from office March 28, 2013, and hours later was arrested in Victorville over the confrontation with police.


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