Girl, 9, drowns at Pahrump Nevada pool party

A 9-year-old Pahrump Nevada girl who was found at the bottom of a swimming pool on Saturday died Tuesday morning.

The victim was identified as Marie Siragusa, a Mt. Charleston Elementary student. She was transported by means of Mercy Air from Desert View Hospital to University Healthcare Center in Las Vegas where she died at 9:15 Tuesday morning.

Nye County Sheriff’s Division Capt. Bill Becht stated the drowning occurred in the course of a pool celebration at a residence on Rhyolite Ave.

“It occurred on the north end of the valley it was a social engagement with one of our nearby churches and the little girl fell into the pool and in the end was rescued, treated and flighted into Las Vegas,” he mentioned.

Although there had been many adults present, it is unknown why no 1 noticed the girl enter the pool. It was also unclear how extended she had been underwater.

Becht stated the case is presently below investigation.

“It was a tragic accident, but we don’t have suspicions of any criminal activity or anything like that and we’re sending everything to the district lawyer’s office for overview,” he stated.

Kidnapping suspects appear just before judge

Four folks charged in connection with an alleged kidnapping incident on June 17 appeared in court on Monday.

Pahrump Justice Court Judge Kent Jasperson declined to reduce any of the suspects bail amounts.

April Holmes, 32, Robin Quadlin, 46, Jeffery Rascon 33, and Steve Salayi, 65, remain in custody in lieu of much more than $ 200,000 bail every single.

According to a sheriff’s press release, a victim identified as Nicholas Adams told authorities that for many hours the suspects held him against his will inside a residence.

Adams stated one of the suspects threatened to use a machete on him and chased him around the home, not enabling him to leave.

He also mentioned yet another suspect was standing outside holding a shotgun, thwarting the victim’s try to exit the home.

Deputies stated Adams managed to escape to a neighbor’s house where he contacted authorities.

Adams mentioned that he heard the suspects speaking about killing him by utilizing a machete, gasoline and a vehicle battery.

An additional man located to be living on the property, was also questioned.

Deputies mentioned the man attempted to supply false details by not giving his genuine name. He was later identified as 30-year-old Dallas Snoke who was wanted on parole and probation warrants. Snoke does not face any kidnapping-related charges.

It was later discovered that Snoke had been hiding on the property to avoid apprehension.

In court, Holmes asked the judge what will come about to all of her animals that have been living on the house.

Jasperson assured Holmes her pets have been getting looked after by the county animal shelter.

“The sheriff’s workplace took them into custody and they’re over at the animal shelter, so they’re nonetheless your animals and they’re going to care for them and based on what occurs if and when you get out of jail, they will be cared for,” Jasperson advised.

A preliminary hearing for the suspects is set for July 27 at 9 a.m.

Brazen robbery try thwarted by store cashier

A negative choice and poor preparing landed two local guys in jail soon after an alleged failed try at robbing an location comfort shop.

Nye County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a panic alarm at the A single Quit retailer at 4760 Pahrump Valley Blvd. on June 20.

According to a sheriff’s press release, the guys identified as Elias Stricklin and Alex Meza, both 19, entered the store just ahead of 6:30 p.m.

The store’s cashier, Julie Weldon, said she was in her office performing paperwork when 1 man walked in and started hunting about then began asking for directions.

“He asked me where Simkins and Stardust was and I told him Simkins is way down on the north end of town and Stardust was about right here someplace, that’s what I believed,” she said.

As yet another man entered the store, Weldon mentioned she went to retrieve a telephone book in her office requested by the very first person who wanted to appear at the street map.

As Weldon looked for the book in her workplace, that’s when she said things turned ugly.

“I turned about just in time to see the initial gentleman hopping the counter and was coming soon after me, so my reaction was to run then I believed,” no I’m not going to deal with running away,” so I turned around and said what the hell are you doing,” she mentioned.

Weldon then stated the startled man hopped back more than the counter and ran out the door along with the second suspect, practically knocking more than a client who was getting into the retailer at the time.

“The 1st a single ran down the road so I hit the panic button and then ran outside soon after the other kid who got in a white pickup,” she mentioned.

Weldon stated she was capable to give a description of the suspects and a license plate quantity for 911 dispatchers.

“It was unbelievable they had been so excellent they were effective and thorough,” she said of the police response.

Sheriff’s deputies situated the vehicle minutes later on Vicki Ann Road a brief distance from the shop.

Right after stopping the car, deputies discovered a third man identified as Juan Ruiz who was the driver.

Ruiz told deputies each suspects went to his home earlier and requested a ride to the retailer.

After a second deputy arrived at the visitors stop, both passengers were interviewed separately.

Weldon was transported to the scene and identified the guys.

Each have been subsequently arrested and transported to the Nye County Detention Center on burglary, conspiracy, and attempted larceny charges.

Stricklin is also facing a minor consuming alcohol charges, his bail was set at $ 16,274. Meza’s bail was set at $ 15,637.

Stabbing suspect tends to make court appearance

A man suspected of stabbing yet another created his initial court look on Monday.

Robert Alan Maughan, 26, was arrested and taken into custody right after authorities allege he stabbed a man at the Big Valley Mobile Home Park on Wilson Road final Friday.

No motive has been established in the attack.

Nye County Deputy District Attorney Wesley White said the victim was transported to Desert View Hospital and is expected to recover.

“Looks like the victim had really a wound on his arm and Robert Maughan is left in custody while his formal arraignment is scheduled for July five,” he stated.

White added that the suspect who is from California is no stranger to the criminal justice method in Nye County.

“He lives there now but he does have a history out of Pahrump and he did go to prison some time ago for domestic battery, so he’s not new to the location,” White stated.

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