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Friday, October 31, 2014
Tex McDonald and 14 Others CHARGED with FELONIES At CHUKCHANSI TRIBAL CASINO
Fifteen people involved in the Oct. 9 armed confrontation at Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino have been charged with multiple felonies, Madera County District Attorney Michael Keitz announced Friday.
The forced takeover of the casino occurred Oct. 9 when people directed by Tex McDonald, leader of one of the contentious factions of the Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians, took over the gaming center from another tribal faction. The casino and hotel has been closed since then.
Those charged include McDonald; his fellow tribal council member, Vernon King; McDonald’s tribal police chief, John Olivera; David Lee Dixon; Timothy Tofaute; Shawn Fernandez; Tyrone Mark Twain Bishop; Benjamin James Rhodes; Jim Glasscock; Brian Lec Auchenbach; John David Cayanne; Ronald Jones; David Paul Anderson; and Miguel Ramos.
All are charged with seven counts of kidnapping, seven counts of false imprisonment, eight counts of assault with a firearm, and one count each of assault with a deadly weapon and battery inflicting serious bodily injury, and five counts of assault with a stun gun.
A 15th man, Eric Domingo Flores Suniga, was charged with five counts of assault with a stun gun.
Read more here: http://www.fresnobee.com/2014/10/31/4209550_madera-county-da-to-announce-criminal.html?sp=/99/217/&rh=1#storylink=cpy