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Alleged gunman in ‘Pacman’ shooting case faces May trial

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The trial for a man facing attempted murder charges in connection with a shooting outside a Las Vegas strip club reportedly incited by former NFL player Adam “Pacman” Jones has been rescheduled.

Arvin Kenti Edwards is now set to stand trial May 3.

Edwards, 31, is facing three charges of attempted murder with a deadly weapon and three counts of battery with substantial bodily harm in the Feb. 19, 2007, shooting outside the Minxx Gentleman's Club and Lounge, 4636 Wynn Road.

Jones is said to have “made it rain,” or showered the stage at the club with dollar bills that night, which was after the NBA All-Star weekend in Las Vegas. Jones reportedly became angry and a fight broke out, police said. Bullets were fired outside the club and three people were injured, including bouncer Tommy Urbanski, who was paralyzed from the waist down after a bullet lodged in his spine.

Jones was indicted by a Clark County grand jury in August 2008. Dan Silverstein, one of Edwards’ attorneys, claims evidence was withheld from the proceedings that could have been grounds to argue for the dismissal of the case and has appealed to the Nevada Supreme Court.

Movement in the case is on hold until a ruling is issued, which could be as soon as this week, Silverstein said.

The trial was set to begin Feb. 22 but that date was vacated during a January hearing. The May date was set this morning at a hearing in front of District Court Judge Valorie J. Vega. Edwards declined to be transported from jail and wasn’t present for today’s hearing.

He has pleaded not guilty to the charges against him and remains jailed on $2 million bail.

On December 6, 2007, Jones pleaded no contest to disorderly conduct charges in connection with the incident and was to serve a year on probation. He has played for the Tennessee Titans and Dallas Cowboys.

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