Picnic Shooting Suspect Found After Plate Check
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A former Las Vegas Strip casino dealer accused of a deadly shooting at a company picnic was captured in Texas after a sheriff's deputy ran a routine registration check on a car.
The Oldham County sheriff's office said in a statement Thursday that the car with a Utah license plate was parked at a highway rest stop not far from the New Mexico border.
The registration check revealed the plate had been stolen. The deputy learned the car was linked to Anthony J. Wrobel, who was found asleep in the vehicle.
Las Vegas police say Wrobel initially grabbed a 9mm handgun but then surrendered. They say he also had two high-capacity magazines.
Wrobel was awaiting extradition to Nevada to face charges in Sunday's shooting that killed a casino executive and critically wounded another worker.