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July trial set for ‘Thunder’ suspect


L.E. Baskow

Joey Kadmiri, who is accused of trying to steal costumes from Thunder From Down Under, then pulling a gun on the male revue’s performers, awaits his arraignment Monday, March 24, 2014, at Clark County Regional Justice Center.

Joey Kadmiri Court Hearing

Joey Kadmiri, who is accused of trying to steal costumes from Thunder Down Under and then pulling a gun on the male revue's performers, shares a fist bump with another detainee after his arraignment at the Clark County Regional Justice Center on Monday, March 24, 2014. Launch slideshow »

A July trial has been set for the Las Vegas man accused of sparking a scuffle and firing a gun as he tried to steal costumes and props from members of the "Thunder From Down Under" male revue.

Joey Kadmiri, 24, faces charges from a Clark County grand jury that include felony attempted murder and armed robbery stemming from the March 18 melee at Excalibur.

Metro Police said Kadmiri got into a fight with six Thunder cast members who caught him rifling through their belongings backstage. He allegedly pulled out a gun and pointed it at one of the dancers before another person jostled Kadmiri's hand and he shot a wall.

In a jailhouse interview, Kadmiri said that he suffers from mental-health and drug problems. But two doctors have since found him competent to stand trial and he has pleaded not guilty to the charges, court records show.

Judge Jerome Tao on Tuesday scheduled his trial for July 7 in Clark County District Court.

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