Commissioner Collins Faces Gun Charge
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Clark County commissioner faces municipal charges for allegedly shooting a gun outside his North Las Vegas home last month.
Commissioner Tom Collins is charged in municipal court with one count of discharging a firearm in the city limits and one count of disturbing the peace.
Collins didn’t immediately return a phone message Wednesday seeking comment.
Las Vegas City Attorney Jeffrey Barr says the charges are consistent with the city’s firm stance against illegal gunfire. Each charge is punishable by a fine of up to $1000 and up to 6 months in jail.
A witness said at least seven shots were fired the night of July 3. Collins hasn’t confirmed whether he fired a gun that night.
Nevada state prosecutors decided against filing charges, citing lack of evidence.