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Psychiatric evaluation ordered for accused Bellagio robber

Carmitchel in Justice Court

LAS VEGAS -- The man accused of robbing the Bellagio hotel-casino appeared in federal court Friday and the judge ordered a psychiatric evaluation.

During the hearing, Scott Carmitchel, 34, of Kansas refused to speak. His hands and feet were shackled; he was wearing a mask to prevent him from spitting at people, and he was sitting in a wheelchair.

U.S. Magistrate Peggy Leen ordered Carmitchel to undergo a psychiatric evaluation. His court-appointed attorney told the magistrate the defendant is even refusing to speak to her.

Carmitchel is accused of robbing the casino cashier at the Bellagio on July 25. According to police, he took more than $40,000 in cash and spent it on prostitutes and a high-end shopping spree. He was restrained during his appearance in Las Vegas Justice Court because he has been combative with Metro Police officers.

White Castle coming to Las Vegas Strip

LAS VEGAS — Fans of White Castle are about to get really excited. The fast food chain announced Thursday they are setting up shop on the Las Vegas Strip. 

As part of a licensing agreement, the new White Castle will be located within the Best Western Plus Casino Royale Resort, located at 3411 S Las Vegas Blvd.

White Castle's Vice President Jamie Richardson said the eatery is expected to open in November.

The fast food chain has more than 400 restaurants in 12 states, although the Las Vegas location is the first out west.



Bellagio robbery suspect bound, gagged in court

LAS VEGAS -- The suspect in the Bellagio casino armed robbery attended court bound and gagged Wednesday morning for his initial court appearance.

Scott Carmitchel, 34, of Kansas had to be brought to the Las Vegas Justice Court in restraints after becoming combative with Metro Police officers.

Carmitchel is accused of robbing the casino of $43,500 and the going on a spending spree with prostitutes. 

He is also facing charges in federal court. According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, Carmitchel is being charged with one count of armed bank robbery and one count of interference with commerce by robbery.

Carmitchel is accused of robbing a bank on East Tropicana Avenue on July 22. He apparently used a gun with an orange tip during the robbery.







Police release video of mall shooting

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police have released surveillance video of the shooting inside the Fashion Show Mall.

The video shows the confrontation between the two groups of young men that lead to one young man getting shot in the neck. Everyone involved, including the victim, left the mall. The man who was shot took himself to MountainView Hospital, where he was transferred to Sunrise Hospital trauma.

Police are still trying to identify the men involved in the July 15 shooting. Police say some of the people involved are known gang members, but the shooting does not appear to be gang motivated. Gang detectives believe the suspect is seen getting into the passenger side of the black coupe that is featured at the end of the video.

Police ID suspect in Bellagio robbery

Scott Carmitchell

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police have identified the suspect arrested for robbing a Bellagio casino cashier as 34-year-old Scott Carmitchel of Kansas.

He is being charged with robbery, burglary while in possession of a gun, grand larceny and two counts of battery on a police officer. Those charges came after police say he was extremely combative with correction officers at the Clark County Detention Center.

According to officers, Carmitchel refused to cooperate in any way with officers during the booking process.

Police say at around 8:30 p.m. Friday, Carmitchel used a gun to take $43,500 from the casino. He later paid prostitutes at another hotel near the Strip with money still bound in Bellagio wrappers. They say he spent about $10,000 on a high-end shopping spree after claiming he found a bag of cash in the Bellagio parking lot.

Police arrest suspect in Bellagio robbery

LAS VEGAS -- The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department say they have arrested a person in the Bellagio Hotel robbery which took place Friday night.

Police say the man was taken into custody after officers responded to the scene of a suspicious person who checked into a hotel late Saturday night. The SWAT team was called to the hotel on Paradise near Harmon to help take the man into custody.

Metro police say the man was booked into Clark County Detention Center as John Doe. He faces charges of robbery with use of a deadly weapon and burglary with use of a deadly weapon.

His photo has not yet been released.

Detectives have also found the person of interest they previously named in the case, Jesse Jones, is no longer involved in the crime.

Police arrest man for Bellagio Robbery

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police have arrested a man they believe robbed the Bellagio cage at gunpoint Friday, but have yet to identify the suspect.

According to police documents, the man has also been linked to a bank robbery. He is being referred to as John Doe.

The suspect was arrested Saturday at the Hard Rock Hotel. He's accused of walking into the Bellagio Friday night and taking $43,000 at gunpoint.

When police caught up with Doe, they found a BB gun that matched the description of the one used in the robbery. Cash allegedly from the robbery was also found in his room.

The man had no identification on him but told police his name was Scott Rice.  H also told police he was the man in Bellagio surveillance video but did not remember committing any robbery.