Thankfully, a corrections officer at the Clark County Detention Center (CCDC) used quick thinking to enter his cell after noticing him laying down in a curious position. The fighter was likely attempting to hang or asphyxiate himself in his cell. War Machine (formerly known as Jon Koppenhaver) is now under suicide watch at the Las Vegas detention center. He is facing a slew of felony charges including the attempted murder of his ex-girlfriend. There is no bail set for him and he awaits further court hearings.
It is becoming pretty apparent that violence and crime activity is getting more substantial here in the Las Vegas area, and if one checks national news, it seems escalating everywhere else too. Again we see a news story out of North Las Vegas, where a police officer was shot at. Luckily, the officer is okay. The shooter however, was shot dead by police during the foot chase and ensuing shootout. An officer in Phoenix is recovering after being shot in the face by a perpetrator following a traffic stop. Severe domestic violence cases and high profile arrests are making local and national headlines. Crimes against little children are all over the news. Heart-breaking stuff. Sometimes I wonder if it really is getting worse or is it the age of instant news creating an increased perception of crime? I believe it's likely a combo of both factors. Things are getting worse, and we learning about it a lot faster too.
It would seem to me that there has to be a correlation or even a cause and effect relationship with our society's (local and national) indifference and sometimes I fear hatred toward the things of God. The more devoted to the world we become, the more apparent the dismal aftermath of our behavior becomes.
Attention to anyone out there who enjoys good endings in movies or success stories! We're here to tell you about something that just might be up your alley! Hope For Prisoners, a local non-profit organization, is holding a graduation ceremony for another class of folks who completed their intensive vocational reentry training. These graduations are clearing a major life hurdle that will propel them to success after incarceration. Being equipped with the proper encouragement, attitude, and job skills is essential in them succeeding in their new chapter of life. The ceremony will happen tomorrow at 4:30pm at their main offices located near E. Flamingo and Pecos Road. Distinguished guests and refreshments will be on hand.
We're proud to say that we've actually helped some recent graduates of the program secure bail bonds here in Las Vegas. Additionally, we're honored to be a community partner of H4P!
For extra details on the event, or directions, etc., feel free to contact us at the bail bonds office any time. Jim or Matt are happy to speak with you.
We are hearing that complaint a lot. As an experiment you can try to "google" or "yahoo" search the terms: BAIL BONDS BOULDER CITY or some like term and a laundry list of options seem to pop up as results. 51,300 results are reported according to my last independent google research experiment. Why is it then only 1 or 2 out of them all seem to be able to help? What are the odds that that one company you happen to call will be grumpy at 2am when your loved one gets a Boulder City DUI or a domestic violence or battery case in Boulder City? I'd say extremely high.
That is....unless you call A Hope! We are one of the few companies in Southern Nevada qualified to post our own bail bonds there, and we are the friendliest bail agency in Nevada already! Customer service is our first priority, followed closely by flexiblity (with payment plans), speed, and expertise. We charge the lowest fees for Boulder City allowed by the law. Give us a shot!
Call (702) 825-2245 any time: night or day!
It happens almost daily in the Las Vegas area. There is a little dust-up at home or work. Or maybe a bit of an argument that gets out of hand while visiting the great city of Las Vegas. There could be confusion or an altercation at a restaurant or small business or maybe trouble with another tourist. Someone where you're located calls the police or threatens to. Nothing happens right at that moment. No one comes to arrest you. No Las Vegas metro cop shows up giving you even a warning. Then a few days pass. You find out through the grapevine or by a summons in the mail that you have a WARRANT FOR YOUR ARREST! This news can be devastating and leave you almost paralyzed! Relax and take a breather. Then immediately pick up the phone and call A Hope Bail Bonds at (702) 825-BAIL. We are experts at this type of damage control.
Combining our expertise and perhaps a free lawyer consultation (we can help refer to at least 3 flexible attorneys willing to help you now. Even at odd hours they can assist), we can take the sting out of it. With a bail bond, you can spend little to no time in jail. Don't feel alone, embarrassed, or ashamed. This stuff happens to ALL sorts of respectable folks and celebrities even. We promise to keep things 100% CONFIDENTIAL and protect your privacy and dignity. Not to mention, we offer payment plans with 0% interest and sometimes we can even help you clear the warrant right over the phone!
From the cop on patrol to the area command captains the message from the Las Vegas Metropolitian Police is always the same: "We can't arrest our way out!"
Law enforcement in Las Vegas is challenging due to the large numbers of inmates that are released in Nevada. Every year the Nevada Department of Corrections releases 5,000 inmates onto the streets of our communities here in Las Vegas. Most of these men and women no money, housing, transportation or a job. Many have no family to help them make the transition.
The police, the courts, the prisons and our county and muncipal jails admit that what they have been doing hasn't been effective.
A few years ago law enforcement in Las Vegas decided to take a different approach to the problem the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, the Eighth Judicial District Court, Clark County District Attorney, Clark County Public Defender’s Office, and the Nevada Department of Corrections are joined forces with a registered 501(c) (3) reentry organization called HOPE for Prisoners.
The mission of HOPE for Prisoners is to empower and equip men, women, and young adults who are exiting various arenas of our judicial system to help them successfully reenter and effectively function in mainstream society. HOPE for Prisoner's holistic approach is to encourage and impart HOPE into the ex-offender as they come alongside them and their families in efforts to transform lives and systematically educate society in ways to engage and support them. The program is grounded in the belief that with the proper assistance, ex-offenders returning to the community can overcome the many barriers to effective living that the incarnation experience can create.
On Friday, July 18, 2014 at 4:30 pm, HOPE for Prisoners, Inc. will be graduating 29 returning ex-offenders from our intensive pre-vocational leadership workshop, up into the next level of their new life.
We want to show support and honor our new family members as they have chosen the path of a brand new life.
We cordially invite you to celebrate this special occasion along with our guest speakers:
· MJ Maynard, Assistant General Manager, RTC
· Honorable James C. Mahan, United States District Court
· Assistant Sheriff Joe Lombardo, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department
· Attorney General Catherine Cortez-Masto, State of Nevada
The office of Governor Brian Sandoval will be in attendance to present Certificates of Achievement to the graduates.
Representatives from the offices of US Senator Harry Reid and US Senator Dean Heller will be in attendance to present the graduates with Senatorial Certificates of Achievement as well as representatives from US Congressman Joe Heck's and US Congresswoman Dina Titus’ office to present the graduates with Congressional Recognition.
State Senator Richard "Tick" Segerblom’s office will be recognizing the graduates as well.
Honorable James C. Mahan will lead the graduates in an oath to remain productive, law-abiding members of the community.
The ceremony will be held at:
HOPE for Prisoners, Inc.
3430 E. Flamingo Rd, Ste 350
Las Vegas, NV 89121
We look forward to seeing you there!
Refreshments will be served.
If you would like more information about HOPE for Prisoners you can visit them on line at hopeforprisoners. org
Feel free to call me at Seven 0 two 757.8999.
Jim Henry/Mentor, Job Developer
Ps. The rest of the story: The Honorable James C. Mahan, is the sentencing judge that sent Hope for Prisoners founder and CEO to the federal penitentiary.
It appears that on May 1, 2014, Shlacta was sentenced to consecutive life sentences in prison. The first sentence (according to online Las Vegas District Court records) showed that he is eligible for parole after serving 35 years.
That means he'll be over 100 years old before he could possibly be released. Then obviously, he must deal with the sentencing on the other conviction. It is not looking like he'll see the light of day outside of a Nevada jail or prison for a long, long time. Thoughts on his case?
Each year more than five thousand inmates are released onto the streets of Las Vegas by the Nevada Department of Corrections. Most don’t have money, housing, transportation or a job.
Hope for Prisoners addresses the lack of programming and services for offenders who are in critical need of help to effectively relocate to their home community and, most importantly, to receive the educational, employment, personal, social, and emotional support that is necessary to reduce the likelihood of their returning to prison.
Hope for Prisoners, conducts an intensive prevocational/life skills training course in the initial phase of participants enrolling in the program. Each participant is given training in the following areas:
Earlier this week, the Las Vegas Police Criminal Intelligence Section served warrants by raiding the Constable's Office currently run by John Bonaventura. Officials took away computers, phones, and electronic equipment as part of an ongoing investigation of possible criminal activity. An RJ story back in May is what preceded the warrants being served where possible illegal wiretapping occurred in a phone conversation between Bonaventura and Clark County Commissioner Tom Collins.
In Nevada, it is illegal to record phone conversations unless all parties give consent. Commissioner Collins maintained that he never consented to being recorded. In the conversation, Bonaventura shows some animosity toward officials who backed the abolishment of the Constable's Office back in March of 2013. The County ultimately ruled to abolish that office. As of June 5th of this month, a District Court Judge ultimately denied Bonaventura's lawsuit that tried to overturn this ruling. Online Las Vegas District Court records show an appeal has been filed now.
As of Wednesday, it appears the Constable's Office is back up and running despite the confiscation of equipment. No arrests were made, and the investigation is ongoing. What do you folks think?
Twenty five year old Rodrigo Tomax is in the Clark County Detention Center today after turning himself in to police. Last night a bit after 9pm, an 11 year old boy was injured after a vehicle Tomax was driving struck the child on the sidewalk. The accident occurred near the area of Bonanza and Eastern. He is charged with failing to stop at the scene of an accident involving an injury.
Tomax is set to appear in the Las Vegas Justice Court tomorrow morning according to online justice court records. His bail bond amount has been set at $20,000 cash or surety. Meaning, if he chooses to hire a bondsman, he will be required to pay the 15% premium of $3,000 to post bail. No word is available on if he has negotiated bail or hired a private attorney.