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Assembly candidate to face charges for resisting officer

September 26, 2018

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Republican candidate for the Nevada Assembly is facing mounting legal problems that now include resisting an officer after refusing to be handcuffed during a court hearing regarding a restraining order.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that 34-year-old Michael Lee McDonald was in a Las Vegas courtroom Tuesday for violating the terms of a restraining order and a judge ordered him to be handcuffed and taken to jail.

McDonald’s attorney Ben Nadig said his client refused to put his arms behind his back.

McDonald is running for Assembly District 20 in Las Vegas against incumbent Democrat Ellen Spiegel, who won her 2016 election with 61 percent of the vote.

Nadig says his client is serving 201 days for violating the terms of the order. He’s also expected to face charges of resisting an officer.

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Information from: Las Vegas Review-Journal, http://www.lvrj.com

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