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Douglas County man pleads no contest to racial assault

Thomas Morris
Thomas Morris(Douglas County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Oct. 15, 2020 at 3:10 PM PDT
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MINDEN, Nev. - A 59-year-old Douglas County man has pleaded no contest to charges of racially motivated assault with a deadly weapon and abuse of an elderly person after a series of incidents in his Indian Hills neighborhood.

Thomas Morris is accused of shouting racial epithets while pointing a gun with a laser sight at his Hispanic neighbors on Sept. 11.

The Record-Courier reports District Judge Tod Young ordered Morris held without bail until his Dec. 9 sentencing after he entered the plea Tuesday as part of a plea-bargain agreement. He’ll have to forfeit 18 firearms as part of the plea deal.

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