I-Team: Nye Co. reinstated after Assist. Sheriff arrest

LAS VEGAS -- The I-Team has learned that a detective who was put on leave earlier this week has been reinstated to full duty by Nye County Sheriff Tony DeMeo.

Detective David Boruchowitz is accused of conspiring with Assistant Sheriff Rick Marshall's political opponents. Marshall was arrested last week on charges of resisting arrest and theft for allegedly removing his opponents signs from yards in Pahrump.

Boruchowitz was leading the investigation into Marshall.

Besides facing accusations of political conspiracy, Boruchowitz is also accused of "conspiracy to commit elder abuse" since the assistant sheriff's friend -- who was also arrested  -- is 76 years old. A search warrant calls for the detective to hand over his personal cell phone.

The Nye County Law Enforcement Association calls these charges "retaliatory" and points out the district attorney threw out the search warrant.

The man leading the campaign against Marshall says he caught the assistant sheriff and his friend removing the signs from the side of a street. When deputies pulled Marshall over for questioning, he reportedly kicked and fought those deputies and also faces charges of resisting arrest.

Despite the arrest, Marshall wasn't placed on leave and returned to work hours after his mugshot was taken in jail.
 
If this sounds a bit familiar to those following news in Pahrump, that's because it is. Former Nye County District Attorney Bob Beckett charged the same detective in 2010 with burglary and assault for allegedly harassing candidates for public office. Those charges were dropped just before Beckett lost his re-election campaign after a series of drunk driving arrests.

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