Las Vegas can be a great place for a vacation, but for married couple Eric Miller and Diane Androvich on early Sunday morning it nearly turned tragic. The couple were returning to their room in the Mandalay Bay Hotel when they encountered 25-year old Trent Wilcox and 23-year old Carlos Heredia. According to reports from Mr. Miller and Ms. Androvich, Mr. Wilcox and Mr. Heredia were visibly intoxicated when they entered the elevator and were behaving very aggressively. The Las Vegas assault and battery incident occurred around 2am on Sunday morning. If you have been the victim of a Southern Nevada assault, contact Benson and Bingham today for a free legal consultation.
Mr. Wilcox and Mr. Heredia were arraigned today on the charges and are each being held on $250,000 bail. The assault was stopped when Ms. Androvich hit the panic button on the elevator as the two men attacked her husband, from behind and with a knife. The whole assault seems to have stemmed from an argument between the four individuals and escalated after Mr. Miller and his wife exited the elevator on the hotel’s 31st floor. The fight escalated when Mr. Wilcox grabbed Mr. Miller in a choke hold and Mr. Heredia began stabling Mr. Miller. In the attack, Mr. Wilcox was also stabbed by Mr. Heredia’s knife. Clark County assaults can happen to anyone at any time, if you or a family member has been injured or killed in a Las Vegas assault, Benson and Bingham can help you recover financially from the attack with a settlement or award for hospital bills, pain and suffering and even lost work.
Benson and Bingham is one of Las Vegas leading personal injury law firms that works with Nevadans and tourists from across the United States and even the world. We specialize in nearly all types of personal injury law including automobile and pedestrian accidents and even casino accidents outside the state of Nevada when the company’s corporate headquarters is located in the Silver State.