Reports of suspicious behavior lands St. George man in Nevada jail

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MESQUITE, Nev. – A St. George man was arrested in Mesquite Sunday night after complaints of his disruptive behavior were made to police.

Sunday evening Mesquite Police received reports of a man knocking on doors while yelling and being vulgar, the police said in a statement released Tuesday.

Shelton Smith, of St. George, booking photo, May 29, 2016 | Photo courtesy of the Mesquite Police Department, St. George News
Shelton Smith, of St. George, booking photo, May 29, 2016 | Photo courtesy of the Mesquite Police Department, St. George News

When police arrived in the neighborhood they encountered a man identified as 26-year-old Shelton Smith, of St. George. He was standing outside and refusing to answer questions.

During this time he also repeatedly tried to remove something from his back pocket, according to the statement.

Smith then attempted to run from police, yet was quickly apprehended and taken into custody by officers.

Police searched Smith and found “a large spring-loaded knife” in his back pocket, as well as substances alleged to be crystal meth and related paraphernalia in other pockets.

Smith became disruptive while being transported by police and kicked out a vehicle window. He is also alleged to have attempted to kick and headbutt officers, according to the statement.

Smith was booked into the Clark County Detention Center and charged with felony counts related to the possession of the crystal meth and a concealed weapon other than a firearm.

He was also charged with misdemeanors related to resisting arrest, damaging jail property, battery of a police officer and possession of drug paraphernalia.

If Mesquite residents see or hear suspicious activity, they are encouraged to call the Mesquite Communications Center. If you feel it is not an emergency, please call the non-emergency line at 702-346-6911. If it is an emergency, dial 911.

Persons arrested or charged are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law or as otherwise decided by a trier-of-fact.

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  • Mean Momma May 31, 2016 at 11:23 pm

    Nevada can keep him

    • SteveSGU June 1, 2016 at 6:47 am

      Absolutely. Let’s get rid of the bad people who have moved to Utah’s Dixie.

      • .... June 3, 2016 at 12:14 pm

        Well the Mormons moved there first. so they should be the first ones ran out of there !

    • .... June 3, 2016 at 12:12 pm

      He can stay at your place

  • sagemoon June 1, 2016 at 8:55 am

    Dang tweeker.

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