Man arrested for burglarizing Senator Dean Heller's office

LAS VEGAS - The Metro Police Department arrested the man they said burglarized Senator Dean Heller's office back on July 16.

Metro Police says its investigation led detectives to 62-year-old Richard Holley.

According to officers on July 16, around 9:06 a.m. Holley broke into the senator's office and left a threatening note.

The video below shows the suspect in action.

On Aug. 14, 2017, Holley was taken into custody and booked into the Clark County Detention Center where he faces the following charges:

  • Extortion
  • Burglary
  • Intimidating a public officer

According to an arrest report released Monday, Holley was nabbed by officers after due to a past encounter with police.  Holley was robbed back in 2004, and police used the signature on his statement to match the handwriting on the note left at Heller's office. 

So why Holley so upset with Heller?

According to the arrest report, although Holley denied being affected by health care when he was questioned by officers, his decision to leave that note may have had something to do with Heller's health care vote.  Holley family says he has type two diabetes; his wife Dixie has osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, eye problems, blood pressure problems and has to have a back surgery soon.

Plus, Holley's daughter told detectives he had been following everything surrounding the Affordable Care Act closely, the report said.

Holley will be back in court on Wednesday, Aug. 16.


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