According to a criminal complaint filed in federal court in Phoenix, Douglas Haig (left) sold armor-piercing ammunition to the Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock (right). The complaint says Haig didn't have a license to manufacture armor-piercing ammunition. (AP and file photos)
Originally published Monday, April 16, 2018 at 05:55a.m.
PHOENIX (AP) – Another court hearing has been scheduled for an Arizona man accused of providing armor-piercing ammunition to the gunman in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.
The hearing for Douglas Haig is set for Monday, but has since been moved to May 21.
Haig was charged with conspiring to make and sell armor-piercing ammunition.
Authorities say unfired armor-piercing cartridges found inside the Las Vegas hotel room where Stephen Paddock launched the Oct. 1 attack had Haig's fingerprints.
Haig maintains he legally sold tracer ammunition – which illuminates the path of bullets – to Paddock in the weeks before the shooting that killed 58 people and ended with Paddock killing himself.
The charge centered on armor-piercing cartridges.
Haig hasn't yet entered a plea.
Arizona forest to begin fire
earlier than usual
PHOENIX (AP) – Campfires, smoking and target shooting soon will be restricted on a central Arizona national forest.
The Tonto National Forest is implementing fire restrictions Wednesday. The move comes earlier than usual this year because of dry weather and warm temperatures.
Building a campfire, smoking outside a vehicle or developed recreation site, and target shooting will be prohibited.
The use of fireworks or explosives is always banned.
Officials say campers can use petroleum-fueled stoves, lanterns and heating devices if the fire can be extinguished immediately.
Anyone found guilty of violating fire restrictions faces a maximum $5,000 fine and six months in jail.