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Man arrested in connection with E. Sahara fatal stabbing

Homicide detectives arrested 55-year old James Pete in connection with a deadly stabbing Monday morning near Sahara and Maryland.
Homicide detectives arrested 55-year old James Pete in connection with a deadly stabbing Monday morning near Sahara and Maryland.
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Updated: 6/09 5:06 pm

LAS VEGAS -- Homicide detectives arrested 55-year-old James Pete in connection with a deadly stabbing Monday morning near Sahara and Maryland.

Metro patrol officers at 3:20 a.m. were dispatched to the 800 block of East Sahara Avenue to investigate a report of an unresponsive male on the ground.

Officers located an adult male behind a nearby business who was deceased from apparent stab wounds.

As a result of the investigation, LVMPD homicide detectives arrested 55-year old James Pete.

Pete was transported to the Clark County Detention Center and faces one count of murder with a deadly weapon.

The identity of the victim, as well as the cause and manner of death, will be released by the Clark County Coroner’s Office.

Anyone with any information about this incident is urged to contact the LVMPD Homicide Section at 702-828-3521. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 702-385-5555 or on the internet at www.crimestoppersofnv.com.

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