Listen Online - Listen on Mobile Radio.com | Mobile App Info

Feds Drop Prosecution of Landowner in Lake Mead Road Dispute

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Federal prosecutors in Las Vegas have dropped a criminal case against a landowner who was accused with a friend of illegally widening the only access to his property — a dirt road in Lake Mead National Recreation Area in southern Nevada.

Robert Earl Ford’s attorney said Tuesday he thinks the government didn’t have evidence, but pressed the case to harass Ford because of the ways he uses the property otherwise surrounded by federal land.

U.S. Attorney Daniel Bogden didn’t respond to messages about the case.

In a court filing on the eve of trial, prosecutors said dropping charges of disturbing natural plants and working without a permit was “in the interest of justice.”

Co-defendant Todd Howard Tomlin, who drove a road grader, resolved his case by promising to stay out of trouble.

Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Comments

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Las Vegas

Get Started
Introducing Your New Podcast Network Play.it

Listen Live