Friday, Aug. 3, 2012 | 5:27 p.m.
The Nevada Attorney General’s Office has dropped a gross misdemeanor case against Clark County Commissioner Tom Collins.
Chief Deputy Attorney General Thom Gover said there was not enough evidence to present a case prosecuting Collins, who has been a county commissioner since 2005.
North Las Vegas Police had presented a case last month against Collins for aiming/discharging a firearm where persons are endangered.
The investigation was triggered by a call to North Las Vegas Police at 11:13 p.m. July 3 reporting the sound of gunfire in the 4200 block of North Decatur Boulevard. Collins owns a home there. The call originated from an address down the street.
Police at the time said no one was injured, but otherwise would not discuss the circumstances or the person being investigated because it was considered an open investigation. Discharging a firearm within North Las Vegas is a misdemeanor.
Collins last month denied to a Sun reporter any knowledge of a shooting and called that evening, the eve of the Fourth of July, “firecracker night” with lots of Independence Day celebrations in North Las Vegas.
Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson, citing potential conflict of interest, last month turned over the case for review to the state Attorney General’s Office. The district attorney is elected but the county commission sets department’s budget.
Chrissy Coon, North Las Vegas public information officer, said Friday she could not comment on the findings of the police investigation.