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Pastor Charged with Sex Abuse Arrested in Mexico

HENDERSON, Nev. -- A Las Vegas pastor wanted on charges of having sex with underage girls was captured in Mexico on Wednesday night.

Fifty-five-year-old Otis Holland allegedly fled the Henderson area after an arrest warrant was issued for him on 11 counts of sexual assault of a victim under 16, one count of child abuse and conspiracy to commit a crime.

Holland's case was recently featured on America's Most Wanted. A tip from someone who watched the show led to his arrest. 

The U.S. Marshals Service, working with the Mexican National Police, apprehended Holland in Tijuana Wednesday night. 

Holland was then turned over to the U.S. Marshals Service. He is currently being held in the San Diego Central Jail pending extradition back to Henderson.

Holland was arrested in December of 2010 on three counts of sexual assault of a victim under 16.









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Athletes Wanted for Senior Games

Registration will open next week for this year's Henderson Senior Games.

The program provides sporting and social events for athletes 50 years and older. The games will take place April 10 through 29 at various recreation centers and parks around Henderson. The events offered include

  • basketball skills
  • bowling
  • fitness
  • power lifting
  • golf
  • table tennis
  • tennis
  • volleyball
  • track and field

“There continues to be a growing interest in organized sporting events for active adults in our community, and the Henderson Senior Games provides an opportunity for athletes of all levels to get involved and to take part,” said Michele Howard, Recreation program coordinator, City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department. “The spirit of friendly competition is what makes the program so appealing.”

Charity Golf Tournament Benefits Homeless Pets

Charity Golf Tournament Benefits Homeless Pets

 

Golfers won’t mind going in the ruff – er, rough – at one upcoming charity golf tournament.

The “Golf ‘Fore’ the Love of Pets” tournament tees off Monday, Feb. 13 at The Golf Club at SouthShore at Lake Las Vegas. The event benefits Heaven Can Wait Animal Society, a nonprofit with a mission of eliminating animal and pet overpopulation in Southern Nevada. 

John Marz Appointed to Henderson City Council

HENDERSON, Nev. - The Henderson City Council Monday night appointed Henderson Planning Commissioner John Marz to represent Ward III.

Marz replaces Kathleen Vermillion who resigned from the Henderson City Council November 29, 2011.

Marz beat out 12 other candidates. He was officially sworn in after the vote. A ceremonial swearing-in will take place February 7th.

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Window Knocked Out at Galleria Mall Due to High Winds

HENDERSON, Nev. -- A panel window at the Galleria Mall fell on the second floor and broke Saturday morning. The cause is believed to be the high winds in the area that was expected to be 35 to 45 MPH with gusts around 65 MPH.

No one was injured in the accident but the area was closed for a short time this morning to allow workers to clean up the shattered glass.

The National Weather Service had issued a High Wind Warning for the area through 7:00pm tonight.

Coroner: Child Drowned as a Result of Neglect

HENDERSON, Nev. -- The death of a 10-month-old boy who drowned in a bathtub in October has been ruled a homicide. The boy's mother, 19-year-old Erica Womack, is charged with second-degree murder and child neglect.

According to the arrest report, Womak said she was asleep when she heard her older son scream from the bathroom. The 18-month-old boy was in the tub with his younger brother, Davon Hart.

Initially, Womak told Henderson Police that the older boy had turned on the water in the tub. Later, she admitted that she placed both boys in the tub and then fell asleep.

Geddings Guilty in Baby Death Trial

LAS VEGAS -- A jury Friday found Cody Geddings guilty of second-degree murder and guilty of a felony count of child neglect with substantial bodily harm.
The 26-year-old Henderson man was charged in the death of his girlfriend's 16-month-old daughter almost two years ago.
A prosecutor told the Clark County District Court jury that Geddings violently shook Addison Weast and slammed her head into a hard object in March 2010.
Geddings pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder by child abuse and felony child neglect resulting in substantial bodily harm. His trial began last week.