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Suspects In Casino Violence Turn Themselves In

MADERA COUNTY – Two suspects wanted in connection with the Oct. 9 Chukchansi Casino takeover attempt have turned themselves in to authorities, according to the Madera County Sheriff’s Office.

Tex McDonald, 64, of Madera, and Vernon James King, 59, both agreed to turn themselves in at 1 p.m today. They arrived at the Sheriff’s main office in Madera at approximately 2:30 p.m.

Tex McDonaldTex McDonald, wanted for Kidnapping, False Imprisonment, Assault with a Firearm, Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Battery Causing Serious Injury and Assault with a stun gun, was booked into Madera County Department of Corrections, with bail set at $1 million.

Vernon King, who was wanted for Kidnapping, False Imprisonment, Assault with a Firearm, Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Battery Causing Serious Injury, and Assault with a stun gun, was also booked into Madera County Department of Corrections, with bail set at $800,000.

Vernon James KingOn Sunday, Nov. 2, Tulare County Sheriff’s deputies took Eric Domingo Flores Suniga, 30, of Cutler, Calif., into custody, booked on five counts of Assault with a Stun Gun, with an additional charge of Armed with a Firearm in the commission of a Felony. He posted his $25,000 bail that night.

According to Madera Department of Corrections records, Suniga is expected to make his first court appearance in Madera Superior Court on Nov. 24, at 8:30 a.m.

Arrest warrants were issued for 15 suspects on Friday, Oct. 31. Currently 12 suspects remain outstanding.

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