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October 22, 2014

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Suspect in ‘Thunder From Down Under’ case had failed to show for court date in domestic violence case

Joey Kadmiri

Joey Kadmiri

It’s possible the man accused of trying to steal costumes from the male strip revue "Thunder From Down Under," then shooting a gun when he was confronted was just in need of a good disguise.

Joey Kadmiri, 24, was a wanted man when he was arrested Tuesday for sneaking backstage at the Excalibur and pulling a gun on a group of the buffed-up dancers in the all-male revue, according to Clark County court records.

A judge issued a warrant for Kadmiri’s arrest in December in a case in which he is accused of striking a woman, pointing a gun at her and confining her to a closet in November. In that case, Kadmiri is charged with assault with a deadly weapon, first-degree kidnapping, battery constituting domestic violence and assault with a deadly weapon.

Court records show Kadmiri has faced charges including jaywalking, providing false information to police and resisting an officer. He was convicted in September 2011 of misdemeanor escape stemming from a March 2010 attempt to run, while handcuffed, from police arresting him on unspecified felony charges.

The alleged confrontation with the strippers only compounds Kadmiri’s legal troubles.

The District Attorney’s Office charged Kadmiri on Thursday with attempted murder with use of a deadly weapon; burglary while in possession of a firearm; six counts of robbery with use of a deadly weapon; carrying a concealed firearm or other deadly weapon; and discharge of a firearm within a structure.

Kadmiri is scheduled to be arraigned on charges related to the "Thunder From Down Under" case Friday morning in Las Vegas Township Justice Court. He is due back in Judge Melanie Tobiasson’s courtroom at 8:30 a.m. Monday in the 2013 domestic violence case.

Associated Press writer Ken Ritter contributed to this report.

CORRECTION: This story has been updated to correct information about a warrant issued for Kadmiri's arrest in December. | (March 21, 2014)

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