Per Governor Sisolak’s request, Desert Sportsman’s Rifle and Pistol Club will be closed until approximately April 15, and the DSRPC May Swap meet will be rescheduled for a date TBD in June. All matches, Work Parties, new member orientations and General Membership meetings are cancelled until further notice. Check our web site at www.dsrpc.org for status updates in the weeks to come. We regret any convenience this has caused the membership.
At the March 5, 2020 General Membership Meeting, nominations were opened for Treasurer, Sergeant at Arms and Vice President for the July 2020 to June 2022 term, as required by the DSRPC bylaws in even numbered years . David Moran was nominated for Treasurer and accepted. Jack Little was nominated for Sergeant at Arms and accepted. Steve Weiss was nominated for Vice President and accepted. No other nominations were made. That being the case, the aforementioned candidates were declared duly elected as all were running unopposed. Congratulations to Dave, Jack, and Steve, and thanks for stepping up to the challenge.
On February 19, 2020 the Club President and Treasurer met with the District Attorney prosecuting the Kevin Swope theft case.
The DA informed us that based on additional bank records provided by the Club the Defendant has been charged with eleven felony counts (ten for Grand Theft and one for forgery).
The DA stated that the Defendant’s attorney has offered no statements in defense of Swope’s actions and that they wish to enter into negotiation for a plea agreement.
It is the Club’s position that:
- The Defendant must plea guilty to all felony counts charged.
- Full restitution of all funds stolen must be made to the Club
- Prison time must be served, with parole eligibility based upon restitution made at time of allocution.
The DA noted that the since the Defendant appears to have a clean record before the theft, that some judges may be disposed to grant probation rather than immediate incarceration. In point of fact, the final plea agreement is the District Attorney’s call, not the Club’s.
Stay tuned for further developments.