LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Officers were attacked by a Las Vegas couple after examining a purse containing crystal methamphetamine found at a Walmart, according to the Mesquite Police Department.
Mesquite officers were dispatched to Walmart around 9:30 p.m. on Jan. 2 and found meth in the wallet found, police said. Officers eventually tracked down the wallet and the owner of the meth, identified as Renee Horvath, her 49-year-old from Las Vegas.
When officers tried to arrest Lenny, she pulled away and resisted arrest. According to MPD, her husband, James Horvath, 51, a Las Vegas resident, began yelling at officers that she would continue to resist arrest. physically distanced.
James was able to escape from the sidelines and confronted the cops from Lenny. A male bystander jumped on James and pulled him away from the officer, stopping further attacks.
Police said Renne tried to attack the officer again, but was stopped by a woman bystander who grabbed her.
Officers used a taser to stop James, and bystanders stopped Lenny, police said.
Renee faces the following charges:
- resist the police
- felony battery against protected person
- felony possession of illegal drugs
- Possession of identity documents for fraudulent purposes
- The felony of obtaining and using another person’s personally identifiable information
James is charged with resisting arrest, obstruction, and a felony battery against a protected person.
The Mesquite Police Department thanked bystanders for their brave actions to protect officers and invited the couple to their annual police banquet.
“No training or equipment for every situation can prepare officers, especially when they are outnumbered. We are even more grateful when tough situations arise.I always talk about how supportive our amazing city is.Community members Anthony and Cassie Gill have perfected our support. ,” said Chief MaQuade Chesley. “I personally contacted the Gil family to thank them and invite them to the annual police banquet honoring their bravery.”