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DA Announces Charges Against Steven Brooks

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Steven Brooks on the first day of the legislative session. Steven Brooks on the first day of the legislative session.

LAS VEGAS -- Nevada Assemblyman Steven Brooks is facing several charges following an alleged domestic dispute with his estranged wife, Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson said.

The incident took place on Feb. 10, 2013. Brooks was charged with resisting a public officer with use of a firearm which is a felony charge. He was also charged with assault on an officer, battery constituting domestic violence, and obstructing a police officer.

If convicted of the felony charge, Brooks could serve a maximum sentence of five years.

A summons has been issued for Brooks to appear in Las Vegas Justice Court.

"We file charges based upon evidence we have, and the fact that we feel it's appropriate to bring charges. Whether he was an assemblyman or not, the facts speak for themselves," Wolfson said.

These latest charges do not include any previous incidents. Brooks' troubles began on Jan. 19 when he was arrested for allegedly making threats against Speaker Marilyn Kirkpatrick. A few days later he was taken to a mental hospital after wielding a sword at a family member's home. On Feb. 10, he was arrested for allegedly attacking his wife and fighting police.

"Anytime somebody gets into an altercation with police officers and fails to follow the directives of a police officer, it's a concern to this community," Wolfson said.

The Nevada Assembly chose a prosecutor on Feb. 27 to present evidence to a the Assembly Select Committee which will make recommendations to the Assembly whether Brooks should be allowed to serve.

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