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Pahrump fugitive accused of trying to run over bailiff

Pahrump fugitive accused of trying to run over bailiff

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PAHRUMP (AP) — A man sought by authorities was spotted at a southern Nevada courthouse and is accused of trying to run over a bailiff while driving off, the Nye County Sheriff’s Office said.

Terrance Chess was at the Pahrump Justice Court Complex on Monday when court personnel identified him as being sought on charges of eluding police and battery, the office said.

As a bailiff sought to take Chess into custody, Chess fought the bailiff and ran into the parking lot where he attempted to run over the bailiff before driving off in a maroon SUV, the office said.

As a result of Monday’s incident, Chess now faces another warrant charging him with a deadly weapon on a peace officer and resisting arrest, the office said.

It wasn’t clear why Chess was at the courthouse.

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