weather icon Clear

Pahrump man faces attempted murder after alleged hatchet attack

A Pahrump man is facing an attempted murder charge following a domestic dispute on Monday at a residence along Bunarch Road.

Deputy Michael Tulipat was dispatched to the Intermountain InstaCare Clinic, in reference to a stabbing victim, at approximately 2:30 p.m. on April 11, according to resports from the Nye County Sheriff’s Office.

“Upon arrival, I met with Robert Short Jr., who stated that the reporting party attacked him as he was walking out of a bedroom at the residence,” Tulipat said in the release. “Short was rambling on about a vortex and was inconsistent with his statement.”

The release went on to state that the reporting party was later interviewed by Tulipat, who said Short came into his bedroom and stated, “How would you like to die today?”

The reporting party, according to Tulipat’s report, also stated that Short attacked him with a hatchet.

“He grabbed anything he could, and got a hold of a barbecue knife, stabbing Short to get free,” Tulipat’s report said. “After further investigation, Short was found to be the primary aggressor, guilty for attempted murder, domestic battery with a deadly weapon, and abuse to an elderly person by physically battering the victim. We later found the knife and hatchet with blood on them.”

The report went on to state Short had a cut to his forearm, while the reporting party “had injuries that were consistent to the event.”

Both received medical treatment.

Bail for Short was set at $85,000.

Contact reporter Selwyn Harris at sharris@pvtimes.com. On Twitter: @pvtimes.

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
RAM event: Free medical clinic needs your help

Next weekend, Remote Area Medical will be bringing its pop-clinic to the valley for the eighth straight year and members of the local host group committee are urging the public to get involved by donating their time to this life-changing event.

USO Benefit Show set to be the best yet — here’s how to get a ticket

The Nevada Silver Tappers are well-known for their patriotic routines and their generosity to the veteran community and this October, these elements will combine into two nights of fantastic fundraising with the annual USO Benefit Show.

How a Soroptomist scholarship helped a Pahrump mom of 3

Embarking on an educational path as an adult can be challenging and for those acting as head-of-household, it can be all the more difficult.

A Smoky Valley curtain call: Youth theater debuts a Disney classic

Andrew Sweeney played multiple roles as the prince, the beast, Monsieur D’Arque and the baker. “My favorite part of BATB JR was getting to be part of the team and meeting all the other cast members,” he said. “I didn’t feel nervous because we were very prepared for the performance.”

Peek inside this senior-living community’s gardens (GALLERY)

Spring Mountain Apartments, a low-income senior living community in Pahrump, has a brand new community garden to enjoy thanks to a partnership with two of the valley’s major nonprofit organizations, the NyE Communities Coalition and the Master Gardeners with the University of Nevada, Reno Cooperative Extension.

1,000-plus cats and dogs spayed/neutered

In just seven months’ time, Tails of Nye County has managed to spay or neuter over 1,000 stray cats and personal pets in the Pahrump area with the help of funding from the Nye County American Rescue Plan Act Grant Program.

Want to seek public office? 2 seats up for appointment on Beatty Town Advisory Board

The deadline is 5 p.m. Oct. 30 to submit letters of interest to fill two seats on the Beatty Town Advisory Board that are up for reappointment after the end of the year. Letters of interest can be submitted to the Beatty Town Office. What you need to know.

Lakeview Golf Course on the upswing

Lakeview Executive Golf Course will remain under the operation of CourseCo for another five years, following renewal of a management contract with the town of Pahrump. Here’s how the troubled course turned itself around.