News

Sheepherder Dispute Lands One In Jail

View Comments
KXNT GENERIC

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

(Elko, NV) —  A fight between two Peruvian sheepherders at an isolated camp in northeast Nevada landed one in jail in Elko over the weekend on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon.

Elko County sheriff’s deputies say 20-year-old Aldo Beraun and the other sheepherder were drinking at the camp near Gold Creek Canyon when verbal insults turned physical.

Beraun is accused of breaking a beer bottle and holding it to the neck of the victim, who suffered multiple puncture wounds.

Undersheriff Clair Morris told the Elko Daily Free Press the man probably needed stitches, but refused treatment. His name was not released.

Morris says Beraun’s ranch foreman bailed him out of jail Monday morning and he has returned to tending sheep pending a court appearance, which had not been set

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,212 other followers