LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) – A Las Vegas judge on Wednesday morning ordered the man accused of firing off dozens of shots inside the MGM Signature in the early hours of New Year’s Eve to be held on a half-million dollar bail.

45-year-old Jon Roger Letzkus faces 71 felony counts of discharging a firearm within a structure, two felony counts of felony destruction of property, and one count of possession of a firearm by a prohibited person.

Prosecutors say Letzkus is a danger to the community. They asked the judge to hold him on $1.27 million bail. The defense cited his lack of a criminal history. Attorneys asked bail be reduced to just $5,000, with monitored release. The judge said monitoring is not preventative and rejected that request.

She also cited a report showing Letzkus is unpredictable and unstable. She set bail at $500,000.

Letzkus did attempt to address the court. The judge prevented him from doing so and set his next court appearance for January 17 at 10 am.


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