Ask Joe: What happened to the Bum Hess case ?

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Updated: 10/16/2013 6:45 pm
From the Ask Joe file one of our viewers has a question about a recent criminal case in Storey County.
Jana wrote in asking what happened to Bum Hess, the former Storey County Commissioner who was arrested for assault at a high school basketball game ?

Bum Hess went to court on a felony battery charge but the case never made it past a preliminary hearing.
Justice of the Peace Ed Johnston ruled there was not enough evidence to take the case to trial.
  However it is not necessarily a closed case yet.
The Nevada Attorney General's office prosecuted the case because Storey County had a conflict since Hess used to be a county commissioner.
  Jennifer Lopez, spokeswoman for the Nevada Attorney General's office, says they have not made a decision on whether to appeal the judge's ruling.
   Lopez says they have until February to make a decision so until they decide, things are still up in the air when it comes to the Bum Hess case.
  We'll keep checking on this and follow up when there is a decision.

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buacl - 10/17/2013 9:18 PM
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He assaulted a teenage bay in public. Why isn't he being prosecuted? The victim is being assaulted all over again by the judicial system. Why is this "Bum" person not having to answer for his actions? What is wrong with our state when a grown man can assault someone in full view of the public at a school sporting event and have no accountability? Law and breaking the law should not be a pick and choose situation. Just do what you are paid to do.

vietnamvet25 - 10/17/2013 6:16 AM
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This is going the way of what small town politics represents. I am doubtful that this will ever make a criminal is sad that this is allowed to happen

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