Las Vegas Metro police Officer Bret Theil was on Wednesday indicted on charges of sexual assault and kidnapping of minors, authorities said.
(North Las Vegas Police Department)
A Las Vegas police officer-who allegedly was assigned to guard the door to gunman Stephen Paddock’s hotel room during the Oct. 1 massacre — barricaded himself in his home Wednesday evening, in which a hourslong confrontation with the police and a police SWAT unit.
Officer Bret Theil, 38, of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, was recently indicted on more than two dozen kidnapping and sexual assault charges involving a child, authorities said. The alleged offences occurred between August 2005 and January 2007, the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Following Theil ‘ s arrest, a police spokesman confirmed the officer to be relieved of duty without pay.
Authorities responded to the reports, around 7:30 pm Wednesday of a suicidal man barricading himself in his house in the neighborhood of Corn Creek – a desert area about 30 minutes north of the metro Las Vegas.
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The conflict ended around 5:30 a.m. Thursday, police said. Theil was taken into custody and booked into the Las Vegas Detention Center, the Review-Journal reported, quoting police information.
According to the Review-Journal, Theil faces a lot of costs involving kidnapping, lewdness, sexual violence and child abuse, neglect, or threat – that the involved minors. His bail is set at $1 million.
Theil is a Las Vegas Metro officer since August 1998, Metro Officer Adan Ocampo-Gomez told the Las Vegas Sun.
North Las Vegas police said they would not give more details because the investigation is ongoing.
Theil ‘ s role in the Oct. 1 the response of the police was reported by Intellihub.com that took out a Las Vegas to the police.
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