Nevada assemblyman arrested for intimidating public officer
North Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- A Nevada assemblyman has been arrested for allegedly intimidating a public officer.
On Jan. 19 around 3:45 p.m., police responded to a home in the northwestern part of North Las Vegas, in reference to a report of threats to an elected public official.
It was reported that 40-year-old Assemblyman Steven Brooks of North Las Vegas made threats to harm a fellow state representative.
According to the preliminary investigation, officers received witness statements supporting the victim's report and began a search for Brooks.
Around 5:30 p.m., Brooks was seen driving in the area of Carey Avenue and Mt. Hood Street, where he was taken into custody without incident during a traffic stop.
Brooks was taken to the Las Vegas City Jail on one count of intimidating a public officer by threat of physical violence.
Executive Director of the Assembly Democratic Caucus Brendan Summers released this statement, "We understand an investigation is currently ongoing and we have no further comment at this time."