Nevada Democrat Steve Brooks is in jail, arrested after he allegedly threatened to shoot the Speaker-elect of the Nevada state legislature, also a Democrat.
According to anonymous police sources, Brooks was arrested with a loaded gun on him after he made the threats. He was charged with a felony - intimidating a public officer with physical force - and bail was set at $100,000, the city jail's website reveals.
If he's convicted, Brooks would lose his right to own a firearm. In Nevada it's illegal for anyone with a felony conviction to own a gun.
According to Democratic sources, Brooks was angry about the committee assignments he'd received from the Speaker-elect, Marilyn Kirkpatrick. His behavior had already been flagged as "erratic" and was being monitored by Democratic leadership, sources told the Las Vegas Sun.
Brooks represents the northern edge of Las Vegas.
Via the LA Times and the Las Vegas Sun.