Posting date: 14 July 2023, 8:36h
Last updated: July 14, 2023 at 08:36h
Two suspects robbed C.O.D. Police said that the casino in Minden, Nevada, was robbed early Friday morning. A short time later, one of the men allegedly shot at a deputy.
C.O.D. Above: Casino in Minden (Nev.). (Image: TripAdvisor)
KRNV. (Image: TripAdvisor)The deputy was not injured, according to Nevada TV station
. The two bandits robbed a gaming property around 4:57 am. Police didn’t disclose the amount of money taken.
But authorities said the suspects were armed at the time of the theft.
Casino employees quickly contacted local authorities.
A responding Douglas County Sheriff’s deputy then spotted the suspect’s car.
One of the suspects shot at the deputy. He was not injured.
Bullet Strikes Deputy’s Vehicle
But the bullet struck the vehicle, authorities said.
The two suspects quickly ran away. Each was apprehended soon afterward on County Road in Minden.
Andrew Toomey, 43, of Carson City, Nev., was found in the yard at a nearby residence. Chase Henderson, 33 of Minden was discovered at another residence. They were both apprehended around 6:30 am. The two were then booked into the Douglas County Jail, Minden where they would be held on Friday. Henderson was also charged with attempted homicide of an officer and battery on an officer.
Their cases will be turned over to local prosecutors. If convicted on the charges, each suspect could face many years in prison.
Casino employees gave statements to the police about the robbery.
A background check on Henderson revealed he previously served time in a Nevada prison for robbery, according to
The Record Courier
newspaper.Henderson was convicted and sentenced in 2008 to 30-120 months in prison for a Nevada robbery, according to the news report. He was released from prison in 2013.Toomey, too, spent some time in prison according to the
. Details on his sentence were not immediately available.While police investigated Friday’s incident, members of the Douglas County SWAT team also searched for the suspects.In one area, local residents were asked to shelter in place while authorities searched for the duo.
Other law enforcement agencies helped to investigate the crimes. Deputies from Carson City were among those who investigated the crimes. The Nevada State Police also took part in the investigation.