Arrests Following Casino Raid

Arrests Following Casino Raid

Friday, 7 November 2014

Following a raid at a Californian casino last month, two members of the Chukchansi Gold Casino Tribe have handed themselves over to the police reports the Sacramento Bee.

On October 9, a group of 20 men burst into the tribal casino brandishing shotguns. A heated feud between rival factions of the tribe ensued but before any shots were fired the stand-off was brought to a close.

At the time no arrests were made as the incident took place on tribal land; however, Madera County District Attorney, Michael Keitz, announced that 15 of the perpetrators would be charged with a string of crimes.

Following Keitz's announcement, Tex McDonald, and Vernon James King, handed themselves into the police on Monday. After being interviewed by local officers, both McDonald and King were detained with bail conditions for each set at $1 million and $800,000 respectively.

According to police files, McDonald already has prior convictions for assault with a deadly weapon and making criminal threats. He faces charges relating to kidnapping and false imprisonment, battery causing serious injury and assault with a stun gun.

Image courtesy of the Sacramento Bee.

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