I-Team: Nevada Lawmaker Facing Charges Returns to Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS -- A Nevada lawmaker accused of threatening another legislator returned to Las Vegas Wednesday evening being pushed in a wheelchair.

Democratic Assemblyman Steven Brooks of North Las Vegas would not respond to a reporter's questions as he was being wheeled out of McCarran International Airport after arriving on a flight from Carson City, Nev.

When asked by a reporter if the situation seemed bizarre to him, he groaned. Brooks was accompanied by a woman and surrounded by legislative police officers.

Earlier in the day Brooks was ushered into a legislative police office when he arrived at the state Legislature in Carson City.

Like at the airport, Brooks was wearing a dark overcoat and hooded sweatshirt. He kept his head down, his face largely concealed, but walked with a cane. He was accompanied by some family members.

Legislative Director Rick Combs said Brooks asked for assistance to find an apartment and furniture in preparation of the upcoming session that begins Feb. 4. He said Brooks indicated he planned to be in attendance when the session begins.

His arrival came as members of legislative money committees were meeting upstairs to begin a review of the governor's budget proposal.

Brooks faces a court hearing on Monday in Las Vegas.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)


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