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Two more Chukchansi suspects surrender to authorities

Shawn Steven Fernandez, of Brentwood, and Timothy Tofaute, of Sparks, Nev., turned themselves over to authorities for their involvement in the the Oct. 9 hostile takeover of the Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino.

Fernandez turned himself in Nov. 22, and posted his $800,000 bond that same day. He is expected to appear in Madera County Superior Court Dec. 22, at 8 a.m.

Tofaute turned himself in Dec. 1, and posted his $800,000 bond that same day. He is expected to appear in Madera County Superior Court Dec. 22 at 8:00 a.m.

With Fernandez’ and Tofaute‘s arrest only two of 15 suspects remain at large. Those suspects are being sought by police agencies across the country.

- Staff report

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