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Man arrested in stabbing of 20-year-old had 32-year criminal history

A man arrested Wednesday in connection with a homicide had a violent criminal history that was older than the person stabbed to death.

Brian McLemore, 60, was arrested in connection with the fatal stabbing of a 20-year-old man, according to jail records.

Melvin Rodriguez of Las Vegas was dropped off at North Vista Hospital around 4 a.m. Saturday and died from a stab wound to the chest.

North Las Vegas Police Department officers determined that Rodriguez was stabbed on the 1100 block of North Pecos Road, near Osage Avenue.

In an online fundraiser posted by his family Wednesday, they described Rodriguez as a son, father, cousin, nephew and friend.

“We are devastated by the tragic loss,” they wrote in Spanish. “We are empty, hurt and looking for answers.”

Court records show McLemore first entered the court system in 1990 with two drug trafficking cases. In 2000 he pleaded guilty to battery constituting domestic violence. Two years later, he pleaded guilty to battery, trespassing and grand larceny.

In 2004 he pleaded guilty to battery constituting domestic violence, while three counts of child abuse were dropped.

Between 2013 and 2018 he was charged with concealed carry of a weapon without a permit.

Details regarding how he was identified in this homicide were not immediately available Thursday morning.

He is being held without bail in the Clark County Detention Center on one count of murder.

Contact Sabrina Schnur at sschnur@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0278. Follow @sabrina_schnur on Twitter.

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