Tuesday, July 10, 2018|6:30 p.m.
After a City Cops informant was gravely injured in an April attack supposedly collaborated by a gang that saw her as a “snitch,” detectives found that her phone had actually gone missing.
But Bailey Kay Beck’s cracked-screen, black cellphone recently showed up, and it led to the arrest of a Las Vegas lawyer, who is implicated of device to murder, according to a City arrest report.
William Gamage, 51, who in May was suspended from practicing law by the Nevada Bar for unassociated factors, concealed the phone despite knowing it was necessary to the homicide examination, police declare.
An unrelated felony theft investigation landed Gamage in prison on July 2, Las Vegas Justice Court records reveal. The next day, he was scheduled on one count of harbor, hide or aid felony transgressor in connection to Beck’s April 8 death.
His ex-wife, legal representative Amy Gamage, who tape-records show was likewise suspended by the bar, is desired in the very same unrelated theft case, court records reveal. Additional details on those claims were not available.
It wasn’t immediately clear how Gamage ended up with the phone or how private investigators were led to him, however in early May he was questioned by Metro investigators about the gadget. He denied possessing it or knowing anything about it, police said. Nevertheless, it showed up tucked in a lug throughout a search at a storage system signed up to his name.
In a call from prison after a search warrant had actually been served, he “appeared particularly interested” in the phone, cops stated.
Caught by Metro in March throughout a drug examination, Beck consented to become an informant. And her experience as a drug runner for an Asian criminal organization and a white supremacist gang proved useful, cops said.
During a celebration attended by gang members sometime prior to her death, Beck informed her handler that she was approached by somebody who told her there were rumblings about her potentially being an informant, or a “snitch,” which her life could be in risk, police said. She obviously brushed off the interaction.
On April 6, Beck was checked out by a number of men who had actually planned to inject her with drugs to obtain her to discuss the rumor of her collaboration with authorities. Detectives later on detained Christopher Weygant, 31, and accused him of being one of those suspects.
Beck was found 2 days later and had actually passed away that day, police said. Her main cause of death was trauma to the head, however investigators likewise found injection marks on her body.