Casino Crime Round Up: Mystic Lake Casino Crime, Syracuse Law Prof Put on Leave, Flint Police Chief to be Sentenced
Posted on: March 5, 2023, 12:05h.
Last updated on: March 6, 2023, 01:12h.
A man was apprehended on Friday afternoon after he allegedly aimed a firearm at security guards in Minnesota’s Mystic Lake Casino and Hotel.
The gaming property sent out an emergency alert to warn visitors. A short time later, an unnamed 39-year-old suspect was arrested in a casino parking lot.
Local police found a loaded handgun in his possession, Minnesota TV station KSTP reported. No one was injured during the incident, Minneapolis, Minn. TV station WCCO added. He was placed in Scott County Jail. Prosecutors are considering possible charges.
The casino is located in Prior Lake, some 26 miles southwest of Minneapolis. The casino is owned and operated by the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community.
Syracuse Law Prof Arrested for Alleged Casino Assault
Terry Turnipseed, a law professor at Syracuse University, was arrested recently following the assault of a woman at New York State’s Turning Stone Resort Casino. He was charged with menacing, assault, and criminal obstruction of breathing, New York State TV station WKTV reported late last week.
The incident took place in an elevator at the casino’s TS Steakhouse. The confrontation continued in a parking garage.
Turnipseed allegedly grabbed the woman by the throat and pulled her from a car by grabbing her hair, WKTV reported. When searched by officers, they found the man had a clump of hair in his pocket. The victim also suffered bleeding on her legs, police added.
The woman was able to break free from the man. She later told police she didn’t want to press charges.
Turnipseed is on administrative leave from his teaching job at Syracuse University College of Law, WKTV reported. He specializes in estate planning, estate and gift taxation, wills, trusts, and property. Previously, he was an advisor to the U.S. Department of Energy and the Nuclear Energy Institute.
The casino is owned and operated by the Oneida Indian Nation. It is 35 miles east of Syracuse.
Former Flint, Mich. Police Chief To Be Sentenced
An ex-police chief in Flint, Mich., who ran the West Point Arcade, entered a no-contest plea to illegal gambling and reckless use of a firearm last month, according to a local news report. William Barksdale will be sentenced on April 14 in Michigan’s Genesee County Circuit Court. He could face several years in prison.
Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB) inspectors saw gambling taking place at Flint’s West Point Arcade in 2017, according to Michigan TV station WNEM. Casino-style games allegedly were played on computers. Winners got generic gift cards. The activities were considered to be gambling. But the arcade didn’t have a state gaming license.
During a court-approved arcade search, MGCB agents found more than 80 firearms, according to Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel. She said eight of these were described as sawed-off shotguns.
Barksdale, as well as Alvin and Adam Crossnoe, ran the West Point Arcade. The Crossnoes were charged with illegal gambling and pleaded guilty in October 2021.
Initially, Barksdale was charged with gambling activities-felony, using a computer to commit a crime, and possession of a short-barreled shotgun. If found guilty on each of the three original charges, Barksdale could have faced up to 25 years in prison, according to Nessel.
Earlier, Barksdale allegedly shot and killed a masked intruder who was trying to rob the gaming facility in 2009, according to Michigan TV station WJRT. He left his post as Flint’s top cop in 2004, MLive, a regional news site, reported.
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Beware Scientology had infiltrated casinos around the world, stealing with those cheater cards. You put your card in and it just wins jackpot after jackpot without putting money in. They get a extra row of options and let the game begin. The 2 I sat next to cleaned out Hinckley then mystic lake cow invasion. Over 100,000 on each card when I walked away, yes I reported it but they did believe me. Then I told mystic is hacked on their online accounts my money keeps disappearing to Amazon AWS3 funneling. I hope they do something because Scientology hires the best hackers in the world. As far as infiltrating Robert Weinman, (Bob Smith, Greg Deal, Raymond Albrecht akas), Annette Johnson (Annette Johnson, Navarro, Albrecht,) and Jeffrey barkmeier, (Scott Albrecht) they faked their heritage stealing blood from unsuspecting individuals. My family has had every birth certificate, SS and drivers license numbers changed over the last 6 years. They have their tribe pictures on the upper Sioux and Sarah timmers in mystic. Sarah Timmers and Carrie Miskell have been found out at a New Mexico casino with different names. And look at all the revocable trust owners of all the mega million dollar mansions, lake Minnetonka, stolen native land, fake names as owners and no one does a thing. And in Minnesota our lottery 2nd chance fake names, it’s them, they don’t pay taxes and go unnoticed and Bob, Michelle and Wendy help. The lottery and scratchers are fixed. You scan a big winner and it says 5 dollars, they make you sign it and rip you off. Then Barbara Schoen comes in and collects the big one. Jon and Amy DuPont (Albrecht, Chad or Timothy Albrecht and Sean Parsons. My lottery 2nd place in the mail was a no show but they steal our mail and packages daily. Grrrr