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 accordance with the native NBC affiliate, authorities responded to a reported house invasion on Feb. 10 the place the sufferer claimed that two males broke into his house and stole his protected, which contained a seven-figure sum.
The Las Vegas Evaluation-Journal reported that the sufferer was Chad Energy, an everyday in nosebleed-stakes money video games with $610,094 in match earnings as effectively. Energy is probably going most well-known for his deep run within the 2015 World Sequence of Poker major occasion, the place he completed twenty sixth for $262,574.
Energy instructed Police that he thought he was adopted from the Las Vegas Strip to his house in Henderson. The 2 males then waited for him to go away earlier than breaking into his house.
32-year-old Brock Brewer was arrested and is dealing with a number of felony prices together with Housebreaking With a Lethal Weapon and Conspiracy Dwelling Invasion. He already has three prior felony convictions.
Energy’s house safety system confirmed a person that resembled Brewer and one other man, alleged to be Trevaghn Battle, a recognized affiliate of Brewer’s, breaking into the again of Energy’s home. The 2 males entered the home and left shortly after with one among them carrying the protected. Battle has not but been arrested or charged with a criminal offense.
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 have been in a position to 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 house and stole $15,000 in money and chips.
Brewer’s telephone information 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 automotive purchases in the previous couple of months that have been purchased in money and registered in his mom’s title. His subsequent court docket look is June 1.
Sadly, circumstances like this aren’t unusual. In March 2019, four-time World Poker Tour champion Darren Elias’ Philadelphia house was robbed at gunpoint. Neither Elias nor his spouse have been house, however a 19-year-old babysitter was led round the home with a gun at her again whereas the legal looked for money and different valuables.