African Migrant Charged In Las Vegas Stabbing, While Free On Bond
LAS VEGAS, NV – On April 8, police arrested Chris Okoronkwo, 33, at The Cosmopolitan Casino and Hotel around 5 a.m., after he reportedly punched an elderly man unconscious and stabbed another man.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported:
Police said an investigation showed the two victims went to their hotel rooms with two men and three women they met in the casino. An argument then broke out, causing a Cosmopolitan security officer to respond to the scene. The security officer observed Okoronkwo punch the victim...that man fell and hit his head on a wall, knocking him out.
Okoronkwo, police said, was then observed stabbing the second victim.
“The (stabbing) victim’s injuries required a tourniquet to stop the bleeding which could have resulted in death if not applied,” police wrote in the report.
Security guards were able to disarm Okoronkwo, and held him until police arrived.
The stabbing victim was rushed to a local hospital, where he successfully underwent surgery for his wounds.
Okoronkwo was charged with attempted murder, assault and battery with a deadly weapon. He is currently being held at the Clark County Detention Center on $25,000 bail.
His next court appearance is scheduled for April 20.
Okoronkwo claims that he had been drinking and has no memory of his actions.
*Okoronkwo came to this country from Nigeria, and was actually charged with assault with a deadly weapon in February, also in Las Vegas. That case is still pending.
Given his criminal history and the serious nature of his most recent charges, a $25,000 bail amount is incredibly low.