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Tribal councilmen McDonald and King turn themselves over to authorities

Sheriff John Anderson announced today two more suspects wanted in connection with the October 9 casino takeover attempt turned themselves in to authorities.

Tex McDonald, 64 of Madera, and 59-year-old Vernon James King, both agreed to turn themselves in at 1 p.m. They arrived at the Sheriff’s main office in Madera at approximately 2:30 p.m.

McDonald, wanted for kidnapping, false imprisonment, assault with a firearm, assault with a deadly weapon, battery causing serious injury and assault with a stun gun, was booked into Madera County Department of Corrections, with bail set at $1 million.

King, who was wanted for kidnapping, false imprisonment, assault with a firearm, assault with a deadly weapon, battery causing serious injury, and assault with a stun gun, was also booked into Madera County Department of Corrections, with bail set at $800,000.

Yesterday (Monday, Nov. 3, 2014) Tulare County Sheriff’s Deputies took 30-year old Eric Domingo Flores Suniga of Cutler into custody. Booked on five counts of assault with a stun gun, with an additional charge of armed with a firearm in the commission of a felony. He posted his $25,000 bail that night. According to MDOC records, Suniga is expected to make his first court appearance in Madera Superior Court Nov. 24, at 8:30 a.m.

Arrest warrants were issued for 15 suspects Friday, Oct. 31. Currently, 12 suspects remain outstanding.

- Madera County Sheriff's Department

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