Law enforcers in Great Falls, Montana, USA, on Saturday night (January 16) arrested a man after he purportedly robbed a casino and then found out that he was gambling the stolen money at another casino located nearby.
Police officers responded to a call from Emerald City Casino stating that they were robbed. According to witnesses, it was a male suspect who aimed a handgun at an attendant and took the cash from the casino. The suspect was identified later on as George Leon Goodrie, age 42, a career felon living in Montana.
He escaped driving a white Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck.
Officers who responded scoured the area in search of the robber, and after an hour, a sergeant of the Cascade County Sheriff's Office found the suspect's vehicle approximately a block away from another casino, Lucky Lil's Casino.
Police entered the other casino's premises and questioned the playing customers. Eventually, Goodrie was found playing on a slot machine in the casino.
He allegedly gave false identification to the police officers, who arrested him after they compared him to the surveillance video captured from the Emerald City Casino.
There was no gun found on Goodrie when he was cuffed.
Moreover, the investigation revealed that the pickup truck he used was reported as stolen from Helena.
Goodrie faces multiple charges of robbery and theft, both felonies, and also a misdemeanor count of obstructing a peace officer.
According to the state prison records of the Montana Department Corrections, Goodrie has quite a long history of criminal acts that dates back to 1991 including convictions in Yellowstone County, Lewis and Clark County, Stillwater County, and Cascade County for burglary, forgery, tampering, theft, and even impersonating a public servant.