raymond_medinaThe man arrested Super Bowl Sunday in Laughlin following a confrontation with his girlfriend and another man is in a hurry to tell his side of the story, especially the side dealing with the two Metro officers he’s accused of assaulting.  Raymond R. Medina, 31, of Laughlin, made his first appearance in Laughlin Justice Court on Thursday. He was notified of the charges against him by Judge Tim Atkins and then he started to plead his case.  Medina started to talk about the two officers that arrested him on Feb. 1 at an RV park on Casino Dr. Midway through his diatribe, Judge Atkins advised Medina to refrain from talking about the incident while appearing via video conference from the Clark County Detention Center in Las Vegas. “It’s in your best interest to stop talking right now,” Atkins said. “Because, whatever you say right now can be used against you if your case goes to trial.” “I’m going to appoint the public defender for you,” he added. “You should talk to him before you start talking.” Medina persisted, but quickly changed his mind after deputy public defender Roger Hillman, who was in court in Laughlin, assured Medina that he would meet with him soon and further advised him to not make any statements while appearing in court. Two people were injured during the Super Bowl party confrontation, including a male subject who was flown to a Las Vegas hospital with what officers described as a stab wound to the neck. The injury was considered non-life threatening. That victim has refused to pursue prosecution. Medina’s girlfriend was also injured. Medina has been formally charged with one count of domestic battery with substantial bodily harm and two counts of assault on a protection person (police officer). His bail has been set at $19,000.

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