Brooks Hearing Postponed For Medical Reasons
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A court date was canceled for a Nevada state lawmaker hospitalized for a medical and mental evaluation after being accused of threatening a state Democratic Assembly leader.
Assemblyman Steven Brooks’ lawyer Mitchell Posin, says he’s not sure when Brooks might be released from medical care.
Brooks was hospitalized Friday for a 72-hour evaluation.
Prosecutor Thom Gover says he would have asked a North Las Vegas judge on Monday for 30 more days to decide whether to file a criminal charge.
Brooks was arrested Jan. 19 in a car with a gun after he was accused of threatening the life of incoming Assembly Speaker Marilyn Kirkpatrick.
He spent a night in jail before being released on $100,000 bail.
Brooks and Posin deny any threat was made.