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NCSO deputies calm potentially deadly situation by Andy Holtmann PVG Staff Two deputies from the Nye County Sheriff's Office put a quick halt to a potentially explosive situation in Beatty on Tuesday December 9. Deputies Frank Jarvis and Mark Medina arrived at 115 Cedar Street shortly after midnight after receiving report of multiple 911 calls about a fight in progress. Upon arriving on the scene, the officers witnessed a woman running down the street carrying an infant. After questioning her, the officers were directed to the back of the residence where they found 23 year old Danny Lee Brown yelling and screaming at neighbors. Brown was quickly subdued and taken into custody. After interviewing a 35 year old woman at the nearby Burro Inn, officers learned that Brown had become violent and attacked his live-in girlfriend, the 35 year old babysitter and her 12 year old daughter ( The victims' names are not being released at this time), all in the presence of his four week old infant son. According to Sheriff Wade Lieseke, Brown became in- volved in an argument with his girlfriend and choked, punched, and kicked her. When the babysitter tried to intervene, Brown turned and attacked her while she was holding the baby. The babysitter fell to the floor and curled up in a ball to protect the infant. Brown continued to kick and punch her. Lieseke said Brown's rage then focused on the 12 year old, Pahrump Valley Gazette, Thursday, December 11, 1997 5 who he grabbed and threw into a room attempting to close the door on her. Brown told all three victims that if they tried to leave he would kill them. Lieseke said Brown also tried to harm a small puppy. "To top the whole thing off, after mercilessly beating these helpless people, he grabbed a puppy and threw it about 25 feet across the yard, injuring it badly," Lieseke said. Neighbors who heard the commotion came outside to see what was wrong at which point he turned his aggression toward them, Lieseke said. Brown's diverted attention al- lowed for the three victims and the infant to escape the residence. Brown was apprehended shortly thereafter. "He was real tough when it came to all of these helpless people, but he wasn't so tough when the officers arrived," Lieseke said. I've been with the sheriff's office for 18 years and this is probably the most savage beating incident I have ever seen." Lieseke said he commended Deputies Medina and Jarvis for their quickness in detaining the subject and assessing the situation. He said that the "no drop, no deal" agreement the sheriffs office has with the district attorney was made for situations like the one that happened on Tuesday. "I'm confident the DA's office will take a hard line with a suspect of this sort," he said. "It is these types of individuals we try to make an example out of and we won't put up with." Rainbolt's plea to support NCSD opposed by Andy Hohn PVG Staff Right off the bat, Town Board member Steve Rainbolt said he opposed the impact fee that the Nye County School District (NCSD) was trying to pass through the county commissioners. In spite of that, though, he said the school district needed the town's support. In a discussion at the December 9 Town Board meeting, Rainbolt asked the other board members if there was a way that the town could lend its support in a way that would make everyone happy and not raise taxes. He was met with stiff opposition from Bob Little, Gary Hollis and Charlotte LeVar. 'The school district and the superintendent made their biggest mistake when they bypassed this board and the people of this town," Hollis said. "They went straight to the commis- sioners and tried to sneak it in the backdoor." Rainbolt asked if the Town Board would support NCSD in their move to get their current bond extended when it comes up on the next ballot. Hollis said the only way he would consider it would be if NCSD officials brought exactly what they wanted and w hat they were going to do with the money before the people of Pahrump and the members of the town Board. Little was flat out fed up with the administration of NCSD and said that while they are spending 20 percent more than the national average, they are still seeing negative numbers in every single fund they have. He questioned where the money they have already received went to because it was "evident to him the money was being misspent." "Giving those currently in charge more money is useless because they will waste it like they wasted the rest of it," he said. When Rainbolt asked under what conditions the town board could open a dialogue with NCSD, LeVar and Little replied, "truth and honesty." "At the last commission meeting, how much effort and time did they waste with that slide show and didn't bother to present us with real facts or nambers?" Little asked. Little said he wanted the kids to get what they needed and that there were serious concerns within the school district that needed attention, but he didn't like the idea of giving NCSD any more money that could be wasted. He said that NCSD officials had to realize that the money was for the children, not them- selves. "I don't think the school district realizes the true needs of the community," Little said. 'They have been speaking out of two sides of their mouths." "I realize the internal problems within the district, but I still feel that the kids are the most important thing and they need the financial support," Rainbolt said. "I don't know, maybe I'm the only one on this board with children in the school system." Little said he has a grandchild about to enter the school system and that he wants the best for the kids. The best for the kids, he felt, was to take care of NCSD's internal mismanage- ment to ensure the kids are seeing what the town and taxpayers are paying for. Rainbolt said that the issue wouldn't be solved in one night and asked one last time that the town board think about working with NCSD. Other board members agreed that nothing would be accomplished by arguing about it and left the debate for another time. EXPAND YOUR UNIQUE Gift Certificates Available Simply Unique wishes you 8. HAPPY HOL00AY 00FJL00JON HORIZONS. Nevada Bell introduces six new services. Nevada Bell is helping to expand your options in Pahrump. You now have access to our latest in enhanced services, like Caller ID. This service lets you see who's calling before you pick up the phone. And that's not all. 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