On Saturday, August 1, in the early morning hours, a 26 year old male arrived via private vehicle to Mesa View Regional Hospital with substantial injuries to his head. Mesquite Police Officers were dispatched to the hospital to investigate the incident as an alleged assault.

Officers interviewed the male victim as well as those who transported him to the hospital.  Officers learned the injuries were the result of an altercation which had occurred in the parking lot of a local casino.  The suspect in the altercation had brandished a handgun, pointing it at the victim.  The male victim was then attacked, but the handgun was not fired.  Officers responded to the casino where the assault had occurred and collected statements from witnesses and evidence left at the scene.  Through their investigation, officers identified the suspect as Austan Green.  Officers were able to quickly locate Austan and take him into custody.

Austan GreenAustan Green, 21, of Mesquite NV, was arrested and charged with: Felony assault with a deadly weapon (handgun) and felony battery with substantial bodily harm.

The male victim was transported from Mesa View Regional Hospital to University Medical Center in Las Vegas, NV. According to Lieutenant MaQuade Chesley on Monday, the victim is recovering. His identity will not be released to the public.