He was accused of sexually exploiting his stepdaughter in a new federal complaint and was previously indicted in an alleged conspiracy to commit violence at BLM protests.
Jeff joined the Review-Journal in 2010 after a lengthy, award-winning career at the Las Vegas Sun, where he was a columnist and reporter who covered courts, politics, labor, government and organized crime. He has a masters degree from Marquette University and is the author of the 2001 true crime book, “Murder in Sin City.”
U.S. Marshal Gary Schofield, who is responsible for protecting the federal judiciary in Nevada, said he is concerned about possible violence and is reaching out to community leaders.
Phillip Merrill, longtime friend of suspected boogaloo member Stephen Parshall, pleaded guilty in District Court Thursday to sexually assaulting the right-wing extremist’s stepdaughter.
The allegations surfaced in a graphic police report justifying the sexual assault arrest of one of Stephen Parshall’s friends, Phillip Merrill, a volleyball coach.
The informant, identified by the pseudonym “John Smith,” testified before a county grand jury in June detailing his undercover encounters with the extremist group.
The company Thursday would not say how many employees were infected, but a source said there have been no additional cases at the store since last week.
Embattled city Councilwoman Michele Fiore said she had “scary” police intelligence showing a call by protesters to bring guns to protests to “kill pigs and white people.”
Suspected members of the boogaloo movement pleaded not guilty Wednesday to federal charges in an alleged conspiracy to cause violence during Black Lives Matter protests.
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In a rare move, the alleged Las Vegas extremists were charged by two separate grand juries with conspiracy to cause violence at Black Lives Matter protests.
The three defendants arrested in Las Vegas wanted to loosely follow the principles of the notorious Irish Republican Army, a paramilitary organization, a veteran prosecutor said.
Following initial hearings, U.S. Magistrate Judge Nancy Koppe concluded that Stephen Parshall and William Loomis were dangers to the Las Vegas community. The two are suspects in what authorities say was a plot to cause violence at Black Lives Matter protests.
The hearing came as an arrest report obtained by the Review-Journal shows the men also had plans to “destroy” federal buildings, including a Lake Mead Recreational Area fee station.
One national organization tracking far-right extremism, found Boogaloo members at more than 20 protests in Las Vegas and across the country. Proud Boys were in Nevada, too.
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