Man Arrested For Stealing $1 Million From Poker Professional Chad Energy
Las Vegas Police have arrested a person accused of stealing about $1 million in money and chips from a high-stakes poker professional.
In line with the native NBC affiliate, authorities responded to a reported dwelling invasion on Feb. 10 the place the sufferer claimed that two males broke into his dwelling and stole his protected, which contained a seven-figure sum.
The Las Vegas Overview-Journal reported that the sufferer was Chad Energy, an everyday in nosebleed-stakes money video games with $610,094 in event earnings as properly. Energy is probably going most well-known for his deep run within the 2015 World Sequence of Poker most important occasion, the place he completed twenty sixth for $262,574.
Energy advised Police that he thought he was adopted from the Las Vegas Strip to his dwelling in Henderson. The 2 males then waited for him to depart earlier than breaking into his dwelling.
32-year-old Brock Brewer was arrested and is dealing with a number of felony expenses together with Housebreaking With a Lethal Weapon and Conspiracy House Invasion. He already has three prior felony convictions.
Energy’s dwelling safety system confirmed a person that resembled Brewer and one other man, alleged to be Trevaghn Battle, a identified affiliate of Brewer’s, breaking into the again of Energy’s home. The 2 males entered the home and left shortly after with one in all them carrying the protected. Battle has not but been arrested or charged with against the law.
Upon exiting, they lowered their masks sufficient for his or her faces to be recognized. Police reviewed Energy’s safety footage after which in contrast it to movies of comparable crimes involving skilled gamblers.
Authorities had been capable of determine Brewer from a 2006 theft the place Brewer was arrested. Police mentioned that the person from the 2006 incident matches Brewer’s description. In that case, Brewer adopted a poker participant dwelling and stole $15,000 in money and chips.
Brewer’s cellphone data additionally positioned him close to Energy’s place of residence on the date of the theft. He was additionally related to the acquisition of two new automobile purchases in the previous few months that had been purchased in money and registered in his mom’s identify. His subsequent courtroom look is June 1.
Sadly, circumstances like this aren’t unusual. In March 2019, four-time World Poker Tour champion Darren Elias’ Philadelphia dwelling was robbed at gunpoint. Neither Elias nor his spouse had been dwelling, however a 19-year-old babysitter was led round the home with a gun at her again whereas the felony looked for money and different valuables.