Casino Crime Roundup: Montana Casino Stabbing Sends Man to Hospital

Posted on: June 3, 2024, 06:07h. 

Last updated on: June 3, 2024, 10:17h.

A woman was arrested Sunday after slashing a man in the parking lot of Montana’s High Tide Casino.

High Tide Casino
The High Tide Casino, pictured above. A man was stabbed at the Montana gaming property parking lot. (Image: Restaurant Guru)

Delanie Laforge, 32, was charged with assault with a weapon, driving while intoxicated, and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to a Billings Police Department Facebook post. She was booked at Yellowstone County Detention Facility.

The victim was taken to Billings Hospital for treatment. His injuries were described by police as nonlife-threatening.

At about 2:45 p.m. on Sunday, the man was stabbed in the lot of the Billings casino. He was able to walk into the small gaming property and alert an employee about his injuries. He also described the suspect and the suspect’s car.

Police located the suspect a short time later at a nearby Econo Lodge motel.

Two other individuals were also apprehended, according to police though it’s unclear if they will be charged.

Police didn’t reveal why the man was stabbed.

$200K Seized in Gambling Raid

A Kettering, Ohio gambling raid led authorities to confiscate more than $200K and several gaming machines on Thursday.

The searches took place in a Kettering internet cafe and a West Carrollton, Ohio residence.

One unnamed suspect was arrested and charged with operating a gambling house, possession of criminal tools, and engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, according to Ohio TV station WDTN.

The court-ordered raids took place after a Kettering Police Department investigation where undercover officers gambled at the location.

Police launched the inquiry after possible illegal gambling and money laundering at the locations. The investigation took six months before the raids took place.

Florida Convenience Store Raided

The 207 Express convenience store, located in Hastings, Fla., was raided on Friday due to suspected illegal gambling.

The St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office deputies searched the Florida convenience store in search of gambling-related activities and evidence related to illegal drugs, according to Jacksonville, Fla. TV station WJXT.

It’s unclear if incriminating evidence was located during the court-ordered search.

“Although that search warrant was somewhat narrow and focused maybe towards the narcotics and the gambling aspect of this location it’s no surprise that especially the narcotics portion of this goes along with violence,” WJXT analyst Tom Hackney, a former law enforcement officer, reported.