A Nevada state lawmaker has been jailed after allegedly threatening a fellow lawmaker with physical violence, police said.
Nevada Assemblyman Steven Brooks, 40, a Democrat from North Las Vegas, had made public threats toward Nevada Assembly Speaker-elect Marilyn Kirkpatrick. The Las Vegas Sun said Brooks was upset about the committee posts he was given by Kirkpatrick.
Police said Brooks was arrested following a traffic stop in North Las Vegas Saturday afternoon. Police said he had a loaded gun in the car and had threatened to shoot Kirkpatrick.
He has been charged with one count of intimidating a public officer by threat of physical violence.
Most Popular Stories
- SEO Traffic Lab Celebrate Wins at Digital Marketing Event 'Internet World 2013' in London
- Social Media Initiatives Should Follow Customers' Lead
- Apple CEO: Offshore Units Not a 'Tax Gimmick'
- U.S. Senate Accuses Apple of Large-scale Tax Avoidance
- UTEP Water Recycling Project Wins Venture Titles
- Marketo Makes a Mint in IPO: Stock Shoots Up More than 50 Percent
- Bieber Booed at Billboard Awards
- Crude Oil Up, Gasoline Down
- Austin Startup Compare Metrics Raises $3.5 Million for Expansion
- Why So Many Top 'Car Guys' Are Actually Women