Sheriff hopeful facing misdemeanor in sign dispute

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A defense lawyer says a Nye County sheriff candidate will face a single misdemeanor charge in an agreement with Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto in a campaign sign-stealing dispute.

Attorney Joshua Tomsheck said Wednesday that Assistant Nye County Sheriff Rick Marshall wasn't intentionally doing anything illegal or improper when he removed three "Anybody but Rick for Sheriff" signs from property where ownership was unclear.

Tomsheck says Marshall had been removing signs from other properties with owners' consent.

Marshall was arrested by Nye County sheriff's deputies April 22 in Pahrump on stolen property, conspiracy and resisting arrest charges.

Masto says the 56-year-old Marshall will face a judge Sept. 9 in Nye County on one charge of injury to property.

Marshall could be fined $500.


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