The Clark County Sheriff's Department has released the 911 calls from a Saturday morning shooting incident near Thorp.
According to the criminal complaint, 26-year-old Cole Vetterkind broke into the home of his ex-girlfriend's boyfriend just after 5 a.m. He was wearing a mask covering face paint resembling the Joker from a recent Batman movie.
Jason Benzschawel was reportedly sleeping when Vetterkind pulled him from his bed and began punching him with what he thought were brass knuckles; another intruder, 22-year-old Joshua Kane, pulled an 18-year-old woman from the bed, but she was able to escape to a different room, where she quietly made two 9-1-1 calls.
In the calls, the woman tries to tell the operator where the home is and tries to describe the scene. The woman didn't know who the attackers were, but said they claimed to be a from a motorcycle gang. She's eventually called to the other room and hangs up.
Benzshawel was able to free himself momentarily and recovered a gun he kept near his bed. He shot Vetterkind in the leg. Kane's attitude then changes. He immediately yells, "don't shoot," and begs for help to save Vetterkind's life. Benzschawel then offers his belt to use as a tourniquet and helps Kane drag Vetterkind to a car.
The Clark County District Attorney's office has charged Vetterkind with misdemeanor battery and felony burglary, strangulation and suffocation and intimidation of a victim.