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Man Arrested at Havasu Landing Resort Casino for Brandishing a Firearm
February 22, 2017
HAVASU LAKE, Calif – On Friday, February 17 at 10:59 p.m., San Bernardino County Sheriff Deputies from the Colorado River Station responded to the Havasu Landing Resort Casino for reports of a male customer brandishing a firearm at one of the gaming tables.
Upon arrival, deputies contacted the victim outside of the casino who reported Jerry Mason (age 43 of Lake Havasu City, Arizona) had pointed a firearm at him and threatened him. Mason was located at the dock area at the Havasu Landing Resort Ferry and was arrested for Criminal Threats. He was booked into the Colorado River Station Jail with a bail set at $50,000.00.
During the investigation it was learned Mason may have thrown the firearm into the Havasu Landing Resort Marina. On Monday, February 20, members of the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department Colorado River Station Dive Team responded to the Havasu Landing Resort Marina and conducted an underwater search for the firearm. Dive Team members recovered the suspected firearm a short distance from where Mason was believed to have thrown it.
Persons charged with a crime are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
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