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Former Raider Damon Arnette arrested in Las Vegas on assault, gun, drug possession charges

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Posted at 10:45 AM, Jan 29, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-29 17:06:08-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Former Raider Damon Arnette faces several felony charges after he was arrested in Las Vegas this weekend.

Online records show Arnette was booked into Clark County Detention Center on Saturday morning on one count of carrying a concealed weapon without a permit, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon and two drug possession-related charges.

Arnette was drafted by the Raiders in 2020 but released from the team in November 2021 after a video circulated on social media where he appeared with guns threatening somebody's life.

Arnette has bounced around since being released by the Raiders but was most recently signed by the Kansas City Chiefs.

NFL Network reports the Chiefs released Arnette following his Vegas arrest. 13 Action News has reached out to the team but has not heard back yet.

Legal trouble in Las Vegas

This is not the first time he's faced legal troubles in Las Vegas. Last year, Arnette was named in two civil lawsuits.

The first was filed in June of 2021 by a valet attendant at The Aria for an incident that allegedly happened in late May of 2021.

In the complaint, Sonny Flores accused Arnette of screaming obscenities and spitting on him after he was unable to present the proper ticket to retrieve Arnette's vehicle. Court records show that the case was dropped in December.

The second was filed in October of 2021 for a hit-and-run crash that happened a year earlier.

According to court documents, Yaneth Coromoto Casique claims she was injured in a crash involving Arnette’s SUV on Bermuda Road near St. Rose Parkway, near the Raiders headquarters, on Oct. 14, 2020. Documents allege Arnette did not stop after the crash and continued driving to the headquarters.

Police reports show Henderson police ticketed Arnette with failure to stop at the scene of a crash and improper lane change.

Court records show, as of Saturday the case remains open. The Raiders are also listed in that complaint.

This is a developing story, check back for updates.