Officers from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department were dispatched to a local hospital on Saturday evening, just before 6 pm PT, according to a press statement. Someone at a club on the 3500 block of South Las Vegas Boulevard allegedly assaulted another person there.
Caesars Palace and the Forum Shops are also on that block. According to the official police report, detective work was what ultimately led them to suspect Kamara.
Kamara, who is now 26 years old, came to town for Sunday’s Pro Bowl at Allegiant Stadium. He was accused of being a part of the fight, but he continued to play anyhow. To gain those 23 yards, he caught four passes. Because of the lack of physical contact in the exhibition game, one of his plays went viral.
After the game ended, it took police until just before 7 pm PT to release a statement.
Officials have stated that those with information about the case can share it with the Las Vegas police via their website.
Kamara Faces Felony Charges
The state of Nevada classifies battery as a misdemeanour. If it results in substantial bodily harm, however, the crime is elevated to the class C level. A person convicted of a felony of such severity could get a fine of up to $10,000 and a jail sentence of one to five years.
If a dangerous weapon was used during the assault, the charge of battery would be elevated to a class B felony. A two-to-fifteen year prison term would be the result. Whether or not a deadly weapon was used in the said incident is uncertain.
Sunday night’s message to the LVMPD was not returned immediately.
As of 8:20 pm PT on December 1st, 2018, Kamara’s bond was set at $5,000 according to documents kept by the Clark County Jail. On Monday after work he will have a court date.
Recent NFL Player to Visit Sin City
Just down the Strip from Caesars, former Las Vegas Raiders defensive back Damon Arnette was arrested on multiple charges during a fight at Park MGM about a week before Kamara was taken into custody.
In the MGM Resorts International casino, Arnette is accused by police of pulling a revolver on a valet after he was asked for a ticket for his vehicle. At the time of his arrest, Arnette was playing on the reserve team for the Kansas City Chiefs. The Chiefs, though, eventually waived the 25-year-old.
Henry Ruggs III, an ex-teammate of Arnette’s on the Raiders, was arrested for DUI last November following a car accident in which a 23-year-old woman was murdered. After the arrest, the Raiders made the decision to release the former first-round pick. Given the nature of the charges, he might spend the next fifty years behind bars.