January 9, 2024 3 min read


Idaho Resident Allegedly Threatens Deputy at Jackpot Casino

The visitor of Cactus Petes Resort Casino was arrested by police on charges of domestic battery and threats against law enforcement with a knife

Cactus Petes Resort Casino is a premium entertainment and gaming destination located in Jackpot, Nevada. Recently, one visitor of the casino was arrested after he allegedly took out a knife when approached by law enforcement. A report released by Elko Daily reveals that the individual, identified with the initials, R.J.C., 41, of Idaho, was arrested on January 6 by a deputy from the Elko County Sheriff’s Office.

The incident at Cactus Petes Resort Casino is related to a call about a woman in distress who requested medical attention. Police were dispatched to the Jackpot casino to speak with the woman who appeared to be “frightened and skittish.” Upon interviewing the alleged victim, law enforcement heard that she was threatened by the 41-year-old suspect.

The woman claimed that if the suspect would not find her in their room, he would have killed her. Additionally, the woman, whose name was not disclosed, stated she was subject to battery, showing recent injuries, allegedly caused by the person who was subsequently detained.

After collecting the woman’s statement, police examined a bruise that “appeared to be recent.” This prompted the deputy from Elko County Sheriff’s Office to search for the person suspected of the crime.

The Suspect Was Arrested on Multiple Charges

It hasn’t taken long for law enforcement to find the 41-year-old suspect. He appeared to be at the front desk of the hotel casino, asking where the woman was located. After he was approached by police, the suspect shouted, “I have a knife” and allegedly drew a knife that he held clumsily. This action resulted in the deputy tasing the perpetrator who was subsequently arrested.

Reportedly, the 41-year-old was arrested on charges of domestic battery and assault with a deadly weapon on a protected person. Additionally, he is held on charges of assault with a deadly weapon against a first responder as well as resisting while in possession of a dangerous weapon other than a firearm.

Upon examining the individual’s record, law enforcement uncovered that he had a non-extradition warrant issued from California, along with a fugitive from justice warrant from his home state, Idaho. According to police officers, the person did not appear in court which resulted in the order issued from Ada County in Idaho.

Elsewhere in Nevada, a felon faces charges after sex trafficking a minor. The perpetrator used a firearm that he possessed illegally to threaten an underage girl, forcing her into prostitution.


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