Devils Hole guilty pleas

Staff Writer

The U.S. Attorney’s Office is making progress prosecuting men accused of harming an endangered species and vandalism of government equipment at Devils Hole, a unit of Death Valley National Park.
Edgar Reyes of North Las Vegas and Steven Schwinkendorf of Pahrump pleaded guilty to destruction of government property for their actions at Devils Hole April 30, 2016. They discharged a firearm and damaged government equipment, including locks, the security system, scientific monitoring equipment and several signs. They men agreed to pay $5,622.83 in restitution and face a potential maximum penalty of up to one year in prison and/or a fine of $100,000 for this charge. For more on this story, see the Jan. 30 edition of The Inyo Register.