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Suspect accused of robbing woman at Sunset Station arrested

Henderson Police arrested a 54-year-old man in connection with the robbery of an 80-year-old woman playing slot machines at Sunset Station on Feb. 20.

Darnell Webster, 54, is accused of hitting the woman in the head as she was playing on a slot machine, grabbing her purse and running out of the casino.

Police were able to determine that Webster used the victim's credit cards after the robbery. Surveillance video helped police identify Webster and his vehicle. Webster had embezzled the car from a Henderson Kia dealership, police said.

He was taken into custody at his home Friday.

He was booked into the Henderson Detention Center. He is facing charges of robbery, burglary and attempted burglary... Read More

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2 arrested for attempting to burglarize a home

Henderson Police said it arrested two people who attempted to burglarize a home early Friday morning.

Taylor Goodman, 22, and Shawn Erickson, 26, were arrested for the crime.

According to police, the incident happened just after midnight in the 60th block of Incline Village Court when an unknown man, later identified as Erickson, was spotted inside the garage of a home.

The suspect fled on foot after being confronted by the homeowner. Henderson Police said as officers were searching for the suspect in the neighborhood, a vehicle without its lights on was seen leaving the area.

Police tried to stop the vehicle, but the driver, later identified as Goodman sped away.

The driver traveled south on South Valle Verde Drive before getting onto Interstate 215 West. Henderson Police said the driver lost control and hit a concrete barrier, causing the front tire to go flat... Read More

Police arrest 6 suspects accused of multiple burglaries in Henderson

Police have arrested six people in connection with multiple burglaries to homes in Henderson.

Henderson Police arrested 19-year-old Jacque Plant, 19-year-old Michael Gale, 21-year-old Adolphus Newell, 37-year-old Dennis Felton, 20-year-old Donique Divers, and 25-year-old Reinaldo Estrada-Hernandez.

Authorities said they received tips, video surveillance, and photographs from citizens reporting suspicious activity, which aided in capturing the suspects.

"It's a sad situation to be in especially for people who are elderly, people that are by themselves, it's just an awful thing to have to go through," resident Christina Gavlak said.

At least 15 homes were burglarized, but that number could grow, according to public information officer Scott Williams. Investigators are also working with Metro Police as the suspects could be tied to incidents throughout the valley. ... Read More

WARNING: Scammers use NHP and names of charitable groups to seek donations

Scammers are preying on the kind hearts of Nevada residents, and they're using the Nevada Highway Patrol to do it.

NHP said it had received several complaints from citizens who said they were being solicited for donations on behalf of various police charitable originations.

NHP said the scam artists use a local phone number to conduct the con, and according to some callers, they were solicited from someone posing as a representative of the American Association of State Troopers, along with the Officer Down Charities for the Nevada Highway Patrol and the Nevada Highway Patrol itself.

When a person refuses to donate, NHP said witnesses told them the scammer would threaten unfair treatment from Troopers in the future.

"We want the community to be aware of this fraudulent activity and be sure to protect their personal information," NHP said... Read More

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Henderson City leaders pass 6-month marijuana moratorium

Henderson City Council members voted unanimously Tuesday night to pass a six-month marijuana moratorium.

The decision was made at the city council meeting. Council members are waiting to see what kind of regulations are going to come from the state, but the moratorium can be eliminated at any time.

8 News Now reporter Brittany Edney has the story... Read More

Bail set at $250k for psychologist accused of murder

A local psychologist charged with murder in the death of his attorney wife appeared in Henderson Justice Court Monday morning.

Dr. Gregory "Brent" Dennis, 54, made his first court appearance at 8:30 a.m. His bail was set at $250,000.

He is accused of killing his wife Susan Winters two years ago. Her death was initially ruled as a suicide.

Dennis' attorney said, Dennis will post bail later in the day. The judge ordered Dennis to surrender his passport and not travel out of state.

The Winters family, who initiated a private investigation against Dennis after Susan Winters' death, felt the bail was too low... Read More

Murder victim's family wants psychologist stripped of licens

The 8 News NOW has learned more about the evidence linking a Henderson psychologist to the 2015 death of his wife.

Dr. Brent Dennis is accused of killing Susan Winters. The 8 News NOW I-Team discovered that Henderson homicide detectives compiled a highly detailed case against Dr. Dennis. Winters who was an attorney's death was originally labeled a suicide.

Detectives said the motive was money.

Winters' family said they've uncovered Dennis had a drug habit. They said he even admitted to using cocaine before meeting with patients as a psychologist.

8 News Now Reporter Mauricio Marin has more on how Winters' family has worked to get the doctor stripped of his medical license. ... Read More