February 24, 2024

LAS VEGAS (KPTV) — A person fired greater than 70 pictures from a resort balcony close to the Las Vegas Strip on New Years Eve and precipitated greater than $100,000 damages to the MGM resort, in response to police.

Jon Letzkus, 45, made his first look in courtroom on Wednesday, the place a decide set bail at $500,000.

An arrest report states that at round 5:55 a.m. on New Yr’s Eve, Las Vegas Metro officers responded to a report about an explosion near the MGM Signature Tower on 135 E. Harmon Ave.

After receiving experiences from a number of witnesses about “explosions” within the neighborhood, responding legislation enforcement officers concluded that the sounds got here from the higher ranges of the MGM Signature Resort. When the police arrived, they heard gunshots within the neighborhood, and so they began on the lookout for the perpetrator throughout the resort.

A witness reported to the police that the explosions have been truly attributable to somebody firing a handgun within the resort’s second tower, which can have been on the twenty sixth flooring. The witness acknowledged that from his room on the thirty first degree of the third tower, he had witnessed the suspect “firing indiscriminately” from his balcony. The witness went on to say that the person with the gun went again into his room and watched because the room’s home windows “shattered” whereas he stored capturing his firearm.

The room the place the gunshots have been coming from was quickly discovered by SWAT officers. However the gunman had vanished by the point they entered the room.

Investigators discovered a number of spent shell casings within the room and detectives have been capable of establish Letzkus because the suspect after discovering a capsule bottle together with his identify printed on it within the room, in addition to interviewing a resort worker who confirmed she checked him into the room.

Police have been capable of arrest Letzkus as a result of CCTV footage from the MGM Pizzeria appeared to point out an individual who match his description. Police reported that he was taken into custody with out incident and booked into jail.

Letzkus began speaking about his spouse, from whom he had been estranged for 13 years, throughout an interrogation, in response to the police report. Police mentioned, “Jon defined that she filed for divorce roughly two months in the past and ever since has been attempting to ‘wreck’ him,”

The Related Press recognized Letzkus as a present resident of California. However Letzkus’ divorce papers obtained by FOX 12, which have been filed in Clatsop County, Oregon, point out his spouse had a restraining order towards him.

The divorce papers point out that Letzkus lived in Oregon for six months on the time they have been filed. The couple’s divorce trial is at present set for Might 8, 2024.