Arrest in Las Vegas beating that cost former Marine his eye

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LAS VEGAS, Nev. (KOLO)-- Jan. 19, 2020 update: Las Vegas police announced the arrest of a man shown on video punching a former Marine on a bus in December, costing the man his eye.

Nathaniel Graves. Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department photo.

Nathaniel Graves, 26, was arrested Saturday and booked in the Clark County jail on charges that include mayhem, battery causing substantial bodily harm and abuse of a protected person with substantial bodily harm.

The victim sat down on a bus in Las Vegas on Dec. 13, 2019, when Graves put his feet in the man’s lap, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department reported. The man pushed Graves’ feet off, there were words exchanged and then Graves punched the man, knocking him out, police said.

Original story: A man lost an eye after an attack on a Las Vegas bus and the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department on Wednesday asked for the public’s help to find the suspect.

It happened about 5:15 p.m. on Dec. 13, 2019, in the 1000 block of Shadow Lane near the intersection of Rancho Oakey and Interstate 15.

The victim, a former U.S. Marine in his 60s, got on the bus and sat down and the man sitting next to him put his feet into the victim’s lap, police said. The victim asked him to move his feet and the suspect refused so the victim pushed the suspect’s feet off his lap, police said.

They exchanged words and the suspect punched the victim several times, knocking him unconscious, police said. The victim lost his right eye as a result of the beating.

Police described the suspect as black, in his 30s with dreadlocks and last seen wearing a black head wrap and a blue hooded sweatshirt with the letters BWA. Las Vegas Metro made a security camera video of the incident available.

Anyone with any information about this incident or who can identify the suspect is urged to call the Bolden Area Command Investigative Section at 702-828-3347 or Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555 or at Tips to Crime Stoppers can be anonymous.

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This is a screenshot of a video made available by the Las Vegas metropolitan Police Department of a beating that cost a passenger his right eye.