Minnesota Casino Winner Beaten, Robbed of $38K

Posted on: December 13, 2023, 05:34h. 

Last updated on: December 13, 2023, 05:34h.

Minnesota men are facing several charges after they allegedly beat up and robbed an elderly casino winner in front of his home over the weekend.

Minnesota's Treasure Island Resort & Casino
Minnesota’s Treasure Island Resort & Casino, pictured above. A casino winner there later was robbed and beaten at his residence. (Image: Glassdoor)

The 67-year-old unnamed victim was kicked and punched as two of the suspects stole over $38K early Sunday in the driveway of his Mahtomedi, Minn. residence, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

While the violent attack unfolded, two female relatives of the victim came out of the residence. They attempted to rush to his aid.

Relatives Threatened

But one of the suspects allegedly pointed a firearm at the women. He ordered them to leave, or he would shoot them, the report added.

You (expletive) better go inside, or we will kill you,” the suspect shouted out, the report revealed.

After the two suspects fled in a red pickup truck, the 67-year-old victim got into his own vehicle and tried to chase them.

Eventually, local police officers stopped the suspects’ truck in the town of Maplewood, located about 12 miles from the crime scene.

Three Minnesota men were apprehended. The driver, Deangelo Romaine Jacox, 32, of Coon Rapids, as well as the two alleged robbers, Shawn Eric Lewis, 35, of Bloomington, and Tristin Tyler Jacox Mann, 32, of Golden Valley, face several charges.

These include first-degree aiding and abetting aggravated robbery, second-degree aiding and abetting aggravated robbery, and aiding and abetting threats of violence-reckless disregard risk. The driver was also charged with fleeing a police officer.

Two of the suspects appeared on Tuesday in Washington County District Court. Lewis’ bond is $250K. Jacox Mann’s bond is $150K.

The third suspect didn’t appear in court on Tuesday because of a legal glitch. The Pioneer Press reported that the suspect wasn’t charged before a deadline for when a judge needed to sign a complaint, so he initially was released.

But on Tuesday night he was arrested at his Coon Rapids residence on a warrant, the report revealed. That warrant was signed by a judge. That suspect was scheduled to be arraigned in court on Wednesday.

It’s unclear if the trio were still in custody on Wednesday.

The unnamed victim didn’t appear to be seriously injured despite the kicks and punches he suffered from the two robbers.

Jackpot at Treasure Island

The victim had won the money Saturday night at Treasure Island Resort & Casino. Located in Welch, Minn. it’s about 42 miles southeast of Mahtomedi.

Police didn’t reveal whether the suspects followed the victim home from the casino.

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