Las Vegas: Bellagio employee altercation leaves with serious lacerations

At approximately 9:47 p.m. on Friday December 21, 2012 the LVMPD Communications Center received a call from the Bellagio Security staff concerning a physical altercation that occurred between two female employees. During the altercation, one of the employees used an edged weapon and cut deep lacerations into the face of the other employee. The victim was transported to Sunrise Hospital.

LVMPD officers arrived to the Bellagio Resort and took custody of the suspect. The suspect was initially identified as Brenda Wilson, but upon intake at CCDC she is now identified as 50 year-old Brenda Jean Stokes. Stokes was charged with Burglary; Battery With a Deadly Weapon; Battery with use of a Deadly Weapon-Substantial Bodily Harm; and Mayhem. A mugshot of Brenda Stokes accompanies this release. There are no updates concerning the victim’s condition.

This investigation remains on-going. Anyone with information is urged to call the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Violent Crimes Section @ (702) 828-5634 or, to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555 or visit

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