Casino robbery suspects return to court Aug. 30

The blue and white PT Cruiser believed to be the getaway vehicle in the COD Casino robbery.

The blue and white PT Cruiser believed to be the getaway vehicle in the COD Casino robbery.

Attorneys sought a two-week delay in the case against two men accused in the July 14 robbery of the COD Casino in Minden.

Chase Henderson, 33, and Andrew Toomey, 43, appeared in East Fork Justice Court on Wednesday with their attorneys.

Prosecutor Chelsea Mazza said she expects to receive reports from the Carson City Sheriff’s Office and the Nevada Division of Investigation very soon.

Henderson’s attorney Matthew Ence said he’d been provided with body cam videos and photos in the case.

Toomey is represented by Max Stovall.

The two men were ordered back in East Fork Justice Court on Aug. 30.

Mazza plans to try Henderson and Toomey together.

The two men were arrested July 14 on County Road after Henderson allegedly shot at a deputy who pulled them over after the 5 a.m. robbery.

According to court documents, the pair are accused of entering the casino wearing masks and gloves and rounding up a half dozen employees and customers and locking them into the casino cage.

According to the complaint, Henderson and Toomey face a half dozen counts of kidnapping in the first degree, one for each of the employees and patrons who was in the casino at the time of the robbery.

They also face a count of attempted murder with a deadly weapon on a peace officer in connection with the shooting.

The two men also face a charge of robbery with a deadly weapon, discharging a firearm into an occupied vehicle, assault with a deadly weapon and battery by a parolee on a peace officer.

The loot was located in a backpack stashed near where the two men were stopped.


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