Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Nye County: Most Corrupt County In Nevada?

From the PVT: More details emerged Wednesday in the arrests of Nye County Assistant Sheriff Rick Marshall and a longtime county volunteer named Ben Gulley.
The Nye County Sheriff’s Office released declarations of arrest for the two men, who were taken into custody Tuesday evening.
Investigators targeted the men after receiving a report on Sunday from Steven Lee, a 15-year Pahrump resident and the president of a political action committee called “Citizens to Elect an Ethical Nye County Sheriff.”
Lee says he told police he suspected Marshall and Gulley of stealing and destroying between 40 and 50 of his political signs. Many of the signs in question have the words “Anybody But Rick” printed on them and are aimed at defeating Marshall’s bid to replace outgoing Sheriff Tony DeMeo in November’s election.
Marshall was charged with conspiracy to commit a crime, possession of stolen property and resisting arrest. Gulley was charged with conspiracy to commit a crime and possession of stolen property, according to police reports, which note that more charges are pending.
The men were arrested at about 7:15 p.m. at the intersection of Blagg Road and Comstock Circle. Lee says he was doing surveillance in the area, watching his signs, when he observed Marshall take an “Anybody But Rick” sign out of the ground and throw it. “He then had observed Ben Gulley pick up the sign and put the sign into their vehicle … a dark Bronco towing a trailer with Rick Marshall campaign signs in the back.”
A patrol deputy made a vehicle stop on the Bronco Marshall was driving. Gulley said he was shocked when a least half a dozen other sheriff’s cars descended onto the scene, deputies pulling their weapons and ordering the men out of the truck.
“They hollered ‘don’t move, don’t move’ and I seen them take their guns out. I put my hands up, but I couldn’t put them up because I was sitting there and I thought, ‘they’re going to shoot us!’” he said. “I said what the f—k is going on Rick, they’re going to shoot us. Then I started to open the door and I just fell on the ground with my hands open.”
“They’re hollering at Rick, ‘Get out the car, Rick, get out the car!’ And then Boruchowitz (Det. David Boruchowitz) told them to bring me back to him and he starts screaming at me, ‘you know you really hurt me, you know you’re making me do this!’ I said do what? I said what are you talking about?” Gulley said.
The volunteer said while he was being questioned by the detective at the scene he saw deputies get physical with Marshall.
“I heard him say ‘no. no, they’re too tight,’ when they were putting the handcuffs on him and when I turned around they were manhandling him. They were throwing him around and I was like ‘what are you guys treating Rick like that for? What are you doing? Why are you doing this to him?’ Last time I seen him they threw him into the back of the car and he hit his head. I said ‘you guys can’t do this, you can’t do this to him!”...
Marshall was back at work Wednesday morning. In fact, he showed up at the sheriff’s office after being released from jail, sending Boruchowitz into a tailspin, say multiple sources not authorized by the sheriff to speak to the press....
Marshall faces a number of opponents in his bid for sheriff, but is clearly a leading candidate, winning the endorsement of DeMeo earlier this year. However, his campaign has been anything but smooth.
In January his son-in-law, NCSO Sgt. Michael Horn, was arrested for stealing narcotics from the sheriff’s evidence room and from at least two local residents. Horn’s criminal case is pending. Coincidentally, Gulley’s job overseeing the prescription drug disposal program, makes him a key witness in the case against Horn.
Since the completely incompetent editor of the PVT, Matt Ward, wrote the article, you know somethings were missing.
The article I quoted from is a rewrite of an article from earlier in the day.
The first version had Detective. David Boruchowitz as the first person on the scene and it mention that Boruchowitz is under police investigation and he is also in charge of the police union out there.
In the first version, Boruchowitz was the first cop on the scene and back then came.
And what exacty is a tailspin?
And since Ward wrote the article, you have to wonder about his motivation and accuracy in his report.  He already has shown himself to be biased when he writes about Nye County politicians, especially if they are conservative.  Currently, there is a liberal anti-gun candidate running for sheriff and this article may be a political gift to this candidate.

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