Update: Two in custody after Friday casino heist

Two men in custody for the armed robbery of the COD Casino.

Two men in custody for the armed robbery of the COD Casino.

A 33-year-old Minden man accused on Friday of robbing the C.O.D. Casino in Minden and shooting at a deputy has served prison time in Nevada for robbery, according to Nevada Department of Corrections records.

Chase Aaron Henderson was convicted and sentenced to 30-120 months in prison November 2008.

Records did not indicated what jurisdiction issued the sentence.

He was paroled in 2013.

Andrew Toomey, 43, also served time in prison, though records don’t indicate when or where he was incarcerated.

According to the Sheriff's Office, the robbery occurred at 4:57 a.m. where two men entered the casino and got away with an unknown amount of money. Shortly after casino employees called 911, a Douglas County Sheriff’s Office deputy found and made contact with the suspect vehicle in a nearby neighborhood. As the deputy approached the suspect vehicle, an individual shot at the deputy, striking the patrol vehicle but not the deputy. The suspects then fled on foot.

Deputies quickly began searching nearby neighborhoods. The first suspect—Andrew Toomey, 43, of Carson City—was located in the yard of a nearby residence on County Road and taken into custody. A second suspect—Chase Henderson, 33, of Minden—was located hiding under some plywood in the yard of a nearby residence on County Road. Both suspects were arrested and booked into the Douglas County Jail in Minden.

Both men face charges of robbery with a deadly weapon. Additionally, Henderson is charged with attempted homicide of an officer and battery on an officer.

At this time, there is no active threat to the community and no injuries. Carson City Sheriff’s Office is assisting DCSO in the investigation.

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A reverse 911 call went out early this morning as a result at an incident in downtown Minden.

As of 9:30 a.m., County Road remained closed between Sixth and Seventh Streets as investigators continued to work at the scene.

Members of the Douglas Special Weapons and Tactics team were called out to search for an armed subject.

The Sheriff’s Office tactical vehicle was also brought into the county seat, along with Carson City deputies and the Nevada State Police.

According to scanner traffic, employees at the COD Casino were asked to stay so detectives could interview them.

An arrest occurred around 6:30 a.m.

The Sheriff’s Office issued an all-clear around 6:35 a.m. for residents who were asked to shelter in place.

A resident said sirens woke them up around 5:20 a.m.


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