A former Raiders player accused of brandishing a gun at Park MGM valets in January will not face any criminal charges.
Damon Arnette was detained in Miami Beach
According to court documents, Damon Arnette, 25, was detained on January 28 on charges of two counts of assault with a deadly weapon, carrying a concealed weapon without a licence, marijuana possession, and possession of a prohibited substance. However, no formal criminal charge was ever made by the prosecution against the former cornerback.
Prosecutors declared they are not continuing the case during a court hearing on Tuesday.
Ross Goodman, Arnette’s defence lawyer, asserted that video of the purported altercation would have supported Arnette’s account.
After the hearing, Goodman stated that “He never carried a gun or pointed it at anyone.”
The reason for not filing charges was not disclosed by the prosecutors. County of Clark
An inquiry for comment was not immediately answered by district attorney Steve Wolfson.
In an arrest report, a Metropolitan Police Department officer noted that Arnette had threatened the Park MGM valets with a revolver while racking the slide when they refused to give him his Mercedes G Wagon.
The valets approached Arnette for his identification after he tossed away his valet ticket, but he refused to provide it, according to witnesses who called the police. The report claims that during the argument, Arnette was seen on video from the valet area waving a semiautomatic handgun at the employees.
The report stated that he then got into the car, moved it ahead, and parked it close by before going back to the valets and resuming the fight.
Arnette admitted to the police that he had dinner that evening with his cousin Markell Surrell, age 20.
Surrell, according to the police, was found with a gun in his hoodie.
Surrell was detained on the basis of a possible hidden weapon offence, but no formal complaint was ever made.
Louis Palazzo, Surrell’s defence lawyer, stated that the refusal of criminal charges also applies to Surrell’s case.
According to the complaint, a loaded.40-caliber handgun and a FNX-45 with 15 rounds were discovered inside the Mercedes.
When Arnette was detained, police reported that he had 13.5 ounces of marijuana and 1.8 grammes of suspected cocaine.
Suzan Baucum, a justice of the peace, announced on Tuesday that she would order the police to hand over two firearms that were taken by investigators.
After video of Arnette pointing a gun at someone surfaced in November, the Raiders released the 2020 first-round draught pick.
The Kansas City Chiefs, with whom Arnette had recently signed a reserve/futures deal, dismissed him after his arrest.
Arnette wants to play in the NFL once more, according to Goodman’s comments on Tuesday.
The lawyer responded, “Whatever team gets Damon at this point gets a new and improved Damon.
According to Miami-Dade County court documents, Arnette is accused of possessing both drug paraphernalia and a restricted substance.
Following the filing of the charges on Tuesday, Arnette was released on bond.
On August 25, he must appear in court for an arraignment.
Almost a year after the collision, Yaneth Casique filed a lawsuit against Arnette, claiming that she struck her car while driving too fast in an SUV.
Casique suffered injuries to her head, shoulder, neck, and back before being transferred to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center.
According to Municipal Court records, Henderson police charged Arnette with two misdemeanours: improper lane change and failing to stop at the scene of an accident.
In September, the misdemeanour matter was resolved after Arnette entered a guilty plea and made a $1,140 fine.
The younger brother of former Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs was among the companions who lied to police about Arnette’s involvement in the collision, according to body camera evidence that was revealed in April by The Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Arnette admitted to being the driver to police many hours after the collision.
According to court documents, Casique is still suing.