Nye County Assistant Sheriff Rick Marshall remained on the job and in charge of the rural police department Wednesday, less than 24 hours after he was arrested by one of his own deputies.
Marshall and longtime sheriff's office volunteer Ben Gulley were taken into custody Tuesday night for allegedly stealing and destroying 40 to 50 political signs aimed at defeating Marshall's bid to replace outgoing Sheriff Tony DeMeo in November's election.
According to Nye County Sheriff's Office arrest reports released Wednesday, investigators targeted the men after receiving a report on Sunday from Steven Lee, a 15-year Pahrump resident and the president of a political action committee, Citizens to Elect an Ethical Nye County Sheriff.
Lee says he told police he suspected Marshall and Gulley of stealing and destroying his signs, many reading "Anybody But Rick."
Marshall was booked on charges of conspiracy to commit a crime, possession of stolen property and resisting arrest. Gulley was booked on charges of conspiracy to commit a crime and possession of stolen property, according to the arrest reports, which note that more charges are pending.
The men were arrested at about 7:15 p.m. Tuesday at an intersection in central Pahrump. Lee says he was keeping an eye on his signs in the area when he saw Marshall pull an "Anybody But Rick" sign from the ground and throw it. He then saw Gulley put it into a dark Bronco "towing a trailer with Rick Marshall campaign signs in the back," the reports say.
A short time later, a patrol deputy stopped the Bronco, which Marshall was driving.
Gulley told the Pahrump Valley Times he was shocked when a least half-dozen other sheriff's cars converged on the scene bearing deputies who pulling their weapons and ordering the men out of the truck. The 76-year-old said he was sure he and Marshall would be shot.
"They hollered 'don't move, don't move' and I seen them take their guns out," Gully said. "I said what the f--- is going on Rick, they're going to shoot us.' Then I started to open the door and I just fell on the ground with my hands open."
Gulley, an unpaid volunteer for the sheriff's office for more than 10 years, said the experience was terrifying, that he's never been in trouble with law.
The volunteer said while he was being questioned by Detective David Boruchowitz he saw deputies get physical with Marshall.
"I heard him say 'No, no, they're too tight,' when they were putting the handcuffs on him, and when I turned around they were manhandling him. They were throwing him around, and I was like 'what are you guys treating Rick like that for? What are you doing? Why are you doing this to him?' Last time I seen him they threw him into the back of the car and he hit his head. I said 'you guys can't do this, you can't do this to him!'"
In Marshall's arrest report, deputies claim it was the assistant sheriff who got physical first.
"He attempted to use his feet to take deputies off balance and grabbed onto the metal bar on the trailer in an attempt to prevent them from putting his hands in handcuffs," the report reads. "Once placed in the vehicle he used his feet to keep NCSO deputies from closing the door." The deputies knew this was the once in a lifetime opportunity to kick the boss's *ss!
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