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Man from Missouri arrested for alleged robbery at Kansas casino

A man from Missouri has been arrested by the police after being accused of involvement in a robbery at the Downstream Casino. The incident apparently happened in the parking lot, and it took place on the casino's Kansas side, so that's where the investigation began.

At first, reports indicate that the man ran into a wooded area to hide from the police. They did not find him, but he had left his truck at the casino. He waited for an hour and then went back for his truck, when officers spotted him. One officer told him to get out of the vehicle, and then that officer opened fire when he allegedly drove in the officer's direction.

The man in the truck continued, running out onto Interstate 44, and the police followed. The man then ran through Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma.

However, he'd been hit by at least one bullet back in the parking lot. At some point, he connected with his father, he brought him to Freeman Neosho Hospital. The wound was in his leg and was not considered life-threatening, but police were alerted to the fact that he was at the medical facility and they went there to arrest him. They also impounded his vehicle.

This case shows how complicated things can get when an investigation involves multiple states and, in this case, the Quapaw Tribal Marshals, who had jurisdiction at the casino.

Since the case also involves alleged aggravated assault that was aimed at a police officer, the outcome can have serious ramifications for the rest of the young man's life; he's only 19. It's crucial for those who are accused in cases like this to know what legal rights they have, how those rights must be upheld, and how they are entitled to a fair trial, regardless of the accusations against them.

Source: Neosho Daily News, "Neosho man arrested in weekend casino shooting," Aug. 22, 2016

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