Steven Brooks, D-North Las Vegas, was arrested on Jan. 19, accused of threatening a fellow lawmaker. (North Las Vegas PD)
CARSON CITY, NV (FOX5) -
Nevada lawmaker Steven Brooks is taking an indefinite leave of absence from the State Assembly, FOX5 learned Monday.
Brooks, who is facing a felony count of threatening Assembly Speaker Marilyn Kirkpatrick, was indicated as taking the leave after he is sworn-in on the first day of the new legislative session, a source confirmed.
Brooks made the trip to Carson City over the weekend after being released from hospital care for a mental evaluation.
The embattled assemblyman has been observed for his bizarre behavior following his Jan. 19 arrest in North Las Vegas.
Brooks no-showed a planned news conference and appeared shirtless in a Las Vegas Review-Journal cover photo.
Kirkpatrick was scheduled this week to form an investigative committee to assess whether Brooks was fit for his assembly seat.
Stay tuned to FOX5 for the latest on this developing story.
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