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North Las Vegas man charged with attacking police officer, other man

By Joyce Lupiani. CREATED Jul 25, 2014

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- 34-year-old Omar Lamar Brisbane of North Las Vegas has been indicted for attacking a Las Vegas police officer and breaking the officer's teeth. He is also being charged for attacking another man.

According to the paperwork, the chain of events began at around 8:15 a.m. June 1. Police were called to a Motel 6 on Boulder Highway to check on an injured man.

During the interview, police discovered the man had met with two unknown males from California that he had met online for the purpose of having sex.

The man became nervous though and left. He then met another male on the property and that man came agreed to go to a room with him. Once the man was in the room, he pulled a small "gun lighter." He then began attacking the man, attempted to sexually assault him, and stole his wallet.

As police were investigating that incident, a call was received about an attempted auto burglary on Avondale Avenue. The police officer at the scene believed the suspect in the motel attack may have been the same person who was caught going through a car on Avondale.

As the police officers were finishing up their report on Avondale, an emergency call was broadcast over police radios concerning a uniformed patrol officer who was involved in a fight.

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Sgt. Tabitha Baker had responded to a burglary report at the Las Vegas RV Resort on South Nellis Boulevard.

Upon arrival in the area, she spotted Brisbane wearing nothing but shoes and boxer shorts. As she was attempting to take Brisbane into custody, he punched her in the face.

The force of the blow caused her to stumble and Brisbane allegedly punched her again. At that time, Baker fell to the ground and Brisbane reportedly punched her numerous times. He also attempted to take her gun.

Brisbane was unable to get the police officer's gun and ran off. Baker gave chase, but lost sight of him when he jumped over a wall. He was later taken into custody by police officers who had arrived at the scene to help Baker and who were able to track him down.

A pair of pants were recovered from a maintenance room at the RV resort.

Sgt. Baker sustained serious injuries to several of her teeth. In addition, her face was badly swollen from multiple contusions after the attack and her eye was cut.

During an interview with police, Brisbane fully admitted to punching Sgt. Baker and said that had she been a male officer, they would both be dead.

Brisbane is being charged with battery with substantial bodily harm; battery with intent to commit sexual assault; battery with intent to commit a crime; battery with intent to kill; battery on a protected person with substantial bodily harm; and attempted robbery.

Joyce Lupiani

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Joyce Lupiani is the managing editor for PositivelyLV.com and contributes to KTNV.com and NowTrending.com.