A couple charged with beating a woman with a whiskey bottle, pumped their fists in the air when their charges were dismissed Wednesday afternoon.
Dionne Carmen, who swore out the warrants against 21-year-old Roy Gross Jr. and 25-year-old Shannon Johnson, didn’t appear for the couple’s preliminary hearing Wednesday afternoon in Clark District Court.
Clark County Attorney Brian Thomas said he had talked to Carmen’s husband before court, and was told that Carmen had been released from surgery Tuesday and that they would make every effort to be in court.
When the case was called and Carmen did not appear to testify, Clark District Judge Earl-Ray Neal amended the charges to criminal attempt and dismissed them. The charges were dismissed without prejudice, which allows them to be reinstated at a later date if need be.