By Rolando Larraz
Las Vegas Tribune
Las Vegas police officers might be concerned about confronting Malachi Ephraim through no fault of their own; Ephraim is a very dangerous Black man that has, among all his criminal charges, two for Assaulting a Police Officer.
Also, Malachi Ephraim may have some influence or connections with the office of the District Attorney in Clark County and the detectives with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department because his cases seem to disappear without reason or without any explanation at all.
In 2017 Clark County District Judge Mike Villani dismissed his case without any explanation. Just last May Malachi Ephraim was incarcerated at the Clark County Detention Center for Domestic Violence, Fraud, Robbery, Burglary, Failing to Register as a Sexual Offender, Assaulting a Police Officer and Failure to Appear; he had a $20,000 cash bail for two of those cases, no bail for the rest of the charges, but as he snaps his finger, his $20,000 cash bail disappeared and the two failure-to-appear charges disappeared as well, with one case pending for robbery to another downtown business.
Once out of the Clark County Detention Center, Malachi Ephraim was seen right in front of the business that he had robbed; coincidentally, right after that, a truck belonging to the business was vandalized, had its front window broken and another truck had the license plate stolen, and someone resembling Malachi Ephraim was captured on the surveillance camera.
If in fact the person showing in the surveillance tape was Malachi Ephraim, he must be very confident that nothing will happen to him for
vandalizing those trucks while being a fugitive.
While speaking to the business owner, someone asked why they did not report the vandalism to the police. The business owner explained, “it
[that line] is not used for such a thing because the emergency operators only take calls they assume are important, and the rest of the calls are transferred to the nonemergency operators who never answer the telephone calls.”
Another regular customer in the area commented that they see Malachi by the 99 Cent store all the time because “that is where he sells his
drugs” and they have seen him “waving at the police cruisers once in a while.”
However, Las Vegas Tribune learned a long time ago by a high-ranking member of LVMPD that uniformed police officers do not make deals with
individuals with a sex offender record and Malachi Ephraim is a more than one-time sexual offender.
At the present time, Malachi Ephraim has at least one bench warrant on the books, but the police are not in any rush to arrest him.
Assaulting a Police Officer should be a serious enough charge to keep anyone off the streets and incarcerated until the court date, but not a “well-connected” citizen like Malachi Ephraim with possible ties to the District Attorney’s Office and/or detectives with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.