Latest defendant convicted in Dotty’s casino robbery | Crime and courts

ELKO — The fourth of four defendants in a casino robbery case was sentenced to prison this week.

Tony A. Pressler, 41, was convicted by a principle jury of robbery, burglary, and robbery; and conspiracy to commit robbery on April 12.

District Judge Al Kacin sentenced him on Friday to a total of 12 to 26 years in prison. He was also ordered to pay $15,000 restitution to Dotty’s Casino.

“Mr. Pressler was the last of four people to be convicted for their involvement in the Dotty robbery on March 2, 2018,” Assistant District Attorney Justin Barainca said. to close this chapter of their lives and protect the community. The sentencing also greatly reflects the hard work and dedication of members of the Elko Police Department, whose thorough investigation has given my colleagues and I a strong case to present to the jury.

ELKO – Police are looking for two suspects who robbed a Dotty’s Casino on Mountain City Highway after spraying employees and patrons with wh…

According to court documents, James Squires of Elko and Kenneth Cook of Napa, Calif. entered the small casino on Mountain City Highway that morning wearing masks. They doused the employees with what was believed to be pepper spray and took away $3,500 in cash.

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Kerri A. Dooley, 40, was accused of providing money to Pressler to gamble at the casino when he allegedly guarded containers of redeemable notes on the casino floor. She also purchased a vehicle that morning to use in the robbery, and it was set on fire in a neighborhood a few blocks from the casino, according to a police report.

Squires was quickly apprehended. He, Cook and Dooley pleaded guilty to their charges.

Pressler was also found guilty by a jury in September 2019 of escaping a police officer, after initially being charged with attempted murder. He was charged with attempting to hit an Elko Police Department officer with a vehicle following a chase near the hospital.


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