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September 15, 2014

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After argument with ex-girlfriend, man pulls rifle on her, neighbors

Man arrested for attempted murder

A Las Vegas man was arrested Friday on a number of felony charges after allegedly kidnapping and beating his ex-girlfriend and then attempting to shoot a handful of neighbors with a tactical rifle.

Daniel Langford, 29, was arrested Friday on charges of assault with a deadly weapon, first-degree kidnapping, attempted murder and drug trafficking stemming from an argument with ex-girlfriend Marianne DelaRosa that quickly spiraled out of control at his apartment in the 5400 block of Cheyenne Avenue, according to a Metro arrest report.

According to the report, DelaRosa and Langford dated for about two months before breaking up several months ago, but they were attempting to reconnect through the dating website Plenty of Fish. After spending the night at Langford's residence, DelaRosa stormed out of the apartment after seeing a text on his phone from another female, the report stated.

After convincing DelaRosa to return to his apartment to talk things over, Langford allegedly pulled her hair and forced her inside the apartment, locking the door and screaming at her for wanting to leave him and date other guys. Langford then allegedly began beating DelaRosa, striking her multiple times in the face and in the ribs, according to the arrest report.

From there, Langford went into his bedroom and retrieved a .22-caliber Mossberg Model 71ST rifle, placed the barrel of the gun on her head and threatened to kill her. Langford then walked back into the bedroom, and DelaRosa took the chance to escape out the front door and scream for help.

After giving chase to DelaRosa, Langford was stopped by two nearby apartment residents and engaged in an aggressive verbal confrontation with the two before returning to his apartment and emerging with the rifle, according to the report. Langford fired four shots at the two residents before being arrested by a responding Metro officer, the report said.

Officers serving a warrant on Langford's department discovered around 61 grams of cocaine in his kitchen along with a large amount of ammunition in his bedroom.

Bail for Langford, who was also convicted on a domestic battery charge in 2007, is set at $320,000. His first appearance in court is scheduled for Wednesday.

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