Two Pahrump residents are in custody on preliminary attempted murder charges after an early Saturday morning shooting that sent one person to the hospital.
Lee Anthony Daniels, 46, and Desiree Lewis, 36, were arrested in Las Vegas and booked on multiple felony charges in connection with the 12:11 a.m. shooting at the Pahrump Nugget Hotel-Casino.
Daniels is being held in the Nye county Detention Center on $500,000 bail and Lewis is being held on $250,000. Both are scheduled to appear in Pahrump Justice Court on Jan. 19.
The victim, a female whose name is being withheld, was transported to University Medical Center in Las Vegas by helicopter after she sustained the non-life threatening injury to a leg. She is cooperating in the investigation.
Nye County Sheriff’s deputies and detectives responded after it was reported that a black adult male fired one round at a female inside the cafÃ© after a verbal altercation had ensued between them. According to police, the male was then observed fleeing with another white female adult in a red vehicle.
The incident was witnessed by several employees and customers, as well as captured on video surveillance.
Jeremy Jenson, vice president of the Golden Casino Group that oversees the Pahrump Nugget, said in a statement the altercation took place between two couples in the Golden Harvest Cafe, which remained close until 3:20 a.m.
One witness, who was in the parking lot during the shooting told the Times the suspects’ vehicle headed north on Highway 160.
None of the other bystanders were injured.
Daniels and Lewis were located in Las Vegas and arrest warrants were obtained. Both were arrested with the assistance of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.
Other preliminary charges listed for Daniels and Lewis include battery with a deadly weapon, assault with a deadly weapon, discharge a weapon in a casino and possession of firearm by prohibited person.
The Nye County Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with information regarding this case, and who has not yet been interviewed by detectives to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 775-751-7000.
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