Riverside Sheriffs took down a violent offender at the Pechanga Resort and Casino. And no, they weren't tribal members, although there are several felons from the tribe who are always around. You may recall the recent meth-related arrest of one tribal member in recent months.
Deputies shortly after 6 a.m. went to the casino, 45000 Pechanga Parkway, because security there said that one of the suspects from a theft that ocurred Friday had reappeared on the reservation, sheriff's Sgt. Will Edwards said.
The suspect was identified as 43-year-old Oceanside resident Thomas Paul Allen.
As deputies were sorting Allen out, casino security officers advises them that a second suspect was headed their way. Deputies collared a suspect who provided a false name but was later identified as David Roll, 49, of Fallbrook.
"As deputies were detaining Roll, he began to pull away from the deputies in an attempt to flee," Edwards wrote in a released statement.
During a brief struggle, Pechanga Casino security officers helped deputies detain Roll. Excellent work by both, we'll have a story up next week on the anniversary of the beating of a Pechanga Casino patron, at least this time, it was bad guys.....
During the struggle, a loaded gun dropped from his waistband, Edwards said.
Preliminary investigation revealed that Roll has an outstanding felony warrant out of San Diego for a weapons and explosive charge and is a convicted felon, according to the sergeant.