Hearing set in COD robbery

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.

A Nov. 9 preliminary hearing was set for two men accused of robbing the COD Casino on July 14.

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

Prosecutor Chelsea Mazza said her office has finalized both a report from Carson City on a shooting that occurred as a deputy pulled the two men over on County Road and the bulk of the electronic discovery.

Mazza said the state had made an offer in the case, but attorneys Matthew Ence and Max Stovall said neither defendant would accept the offer.

A preliminary hearing determines whether there is sufficient evidence that a crime was committed, and that the accused could have committed it.

Both men are being held in Douglas County Jail pending further proceedings. Henderson has a hold from the U.S. Marshal’s Service because he is on federal parole. Toomey’s bail is running about $1.67 million.

During a July bail hearing, prosecutors submitted photos of the two men wearing masks and gloves and entering the casino around 5 a.m. July 14. The robbers rounded up two employees and three patrons and brought them into the back room while they loaded a backpack full of money.

The men left in what was described as a blue and white PT Cruiser, which was spotted on County Road by Deputy Richard Rodriquez, who attempted to pull them over.

Three shots were fired at Rodriquez, coming to within 12 inches of the deputy’s torso. Both men were captured a few doors from the vehicle stop between 6th and 7th Streets in Minden. The stolen money was recovered.

• Two women involved in a 100-mph chase on Aug. 20 waived their preliminary hearings on Wednesday and will go to district court.

Tricia Ann-Marie Turria, 30, and Nicole Angel Rimer, 43, were arrested above Bodie Flat after a pursuit that led from Esmeralda Avenue in Minden.

Attorney Martin Hart said that Turria will admit a charge of attempted eluding and another felony with a recommended sentence of 12-36 months to be served simultaneously.

Turria was on parole on a 2018 trafficking charge and will likely go back to prison for the rest of her 4-10-year sentence, in addition to the charges.

Rimer was also bound over to district court 9 a.m. Oct. 23 after she also waived a preliminary hearing. Neither woman has to plead guilty when they get to district court.


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