LAS VEGAS - Metro Police have arrested a Las Vegas man on charges of murder and attempted murder in connection with a deadly stabbing last week.
Police arrested John Russell, 50 of Las Vegas, Monday. According to police, Russell stabbed and killed Jeffree Bender and stabbed and injured Calvin Beasley April 17, during a fight at an apartment complex on Exeter Drive near Lake Mead Boulevard and Los Feliz Street.
In the arrest report released Tuesday, Beasley says he heard Bender calling for help at around midnight. When he found Bender, five men were beating him up. Beasley stepped in to try to help him and was stabbed. Both men were rushed to University Medical Center, where Bender was pronounced dead.
Beasley told police that he had seen Russell at the complex before and believed he was the boyfriend or husband of a woman who lived in the complex. He was able to find Russell through the woman's Facebook page.