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October 21, 2017

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Bail set at $60,000 for suspect in baseball bat attack on jailer

Michael Law

Michael Law

The 25-year-old Las Vegas man accused of bashing a corrections officer with a baseball bat was arraigned today in Las Vegas Township Justice Court on charges of battery and assault on protected person and attempted murder with a deadly weapon.

On Wednesday, Michael Law walked into the Clark County Detention Center with a baseball bat and started swinging, injuring the first officer he found, Metro Police reported.

Las Vegas Township Judge Diana Sullivan set Law’s bail at $60,000 and appointed the Public Defender’s Office to represent him.

Sullivan also set Law’s preliminary hearing for 9:30 a.m. Sept. 30.

A Metro arrest report outlines the following details of the attack:

Law, using the baseball bat, struck one officer two or three times, injuring his head, neck, jaw and finger.

Two corrections officers tackled Law and attempted to take him into custody when he produced a knife, which the officers got away from him without further injury.

Law told investigators he had intended to exact revenge against the “corrupt Metropolitan Police Department” for how the department handled Law’s Sept. 7 police call to report being robbed.

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