Kings County: Man arrested after allegedly stealing components from casino slot machine
Originally distributed as a press release
by the Kings County Sheriff’s Office:
“On Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at approximately 1131 hours, Kings County Deputies were dispatched to the Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino to investigate a theft. On arrival, Deputies determined Anthony Barker had stolen internal components from the inside of a slot machine, valued at $2500.00, and left the area. A records check revealed Anthony had a No Bail Warrant issued for his arrest for violating the terms and conditions of his Parole. Anthony is also a registered gang member with a criminal history that includes weapons possession and assault.
A short time later at 1442 hours, Tachi Palace Security advised Anthony had returned to the Casino and Palace Security attempted to contact Anthony but he fled running toward the Tachi-Yokut Rancheria.
Deputies along with Tribal Security searched the area Anthony was last seen and he was spotted jumping fences and running through the yards of several residences in the16000 block of 17th Avenue. As Deputies were closing in on Anthony he was seen entering into a 5th Wheel trailer located in the front yard of a residence.
The owner of the trailer was contacted who informed Deputies no one should be in the trailer as they had not given anyone permission to be inside. The owner provided the keys to the now locked trailer which Deputies had surrounded. Anthony was ordered to exit, but refused to do so. Kings County K-9 Deputy Bluz was utilized to search the trailer and assist in locating Anthony who was ultimately found hiding in an elevated bunk bed. Anthony became combative and resisted arrest resulting in K-9 Bluz being called to assist in subduing Anthony and allowing deputies to place him into handcuffs.
Anthony was transported to a local hospital for injuries sustained during the arrest. He was treated and released. Anthony was booked into the Kings County Jail for resisting an executive officer, trespassing and the No Bail Warrant for a Parole violation. His bail was set at $75,000.00.”