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Caesars Palace Standoff Suspect Pleads Guilty, Apology Made

Posted on: August 18, 2023, 09:00h. 

Final up to date on: August 18, 2023, 09:14h.

The person accused of holding a lady hostage as he tossed furnishings out the window of a Caesars Palace Las Vegas resort room pled responsible on Thursday.

Matthew Mannix
Matthew Mannix in a latest court docket look, pictured above. He faces a number of years in jail for holding a lady hostage in a Caesars Palace resort room. (Picture: KSNV)

Matthew Mannix, 36, entered the pleas to 2 prices: malicious destruction of property and efficiency of an act or neglect of obligation in willful or wanton disregard of security or individuals or property.

His Las Vegas-based lawyer, David Roger, stated Mannix has a difficulty with medicine, Las Vegas TV station KVVU reported.

Mr. Mannix could be very sorry for his conduct which led to his arrest,” Roger stated in the course of the court docket look. “He’ll proceed to work to handle his drug habit.”

Mannix allegedly smoked methamphetamine (meth) whereas within the Caesars Palace room.

He and the lady “each had been clearly beneath the affect of narcotics and experiencing drug-induced paranoia (across the time of the incident),” Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Division (LVMPD) officers wrote in an arrest report, Las Vegas TV station KSNV reported.

Plea Deal

The incident came about on July 11 when company reported listening to pictures being fired towards the resort’s pool.

Police arrived and touched off a standoff with Mannix lasting for greater than 5 hours. At one level, he threatened that he had “{a magazine} stuffed with rounds and that he would pull the set off,” KVVU reported. The lady being held by Mannix stated he additionally had a knife.

In the course of the standoff, Mannix threatened to shoot officers and reduce the tongue out of the lady’s mouth, police stated.

Two of the preliminary prices in opposition to Mannix had been dropped beneath the plea deal. The dropped counts included first-degree kidnapping and coercion with a lethal weapon.

Mannix stays on the Clark County Detention Heart as of Friday. When he’s sentenced on September 28, he faces greater than 5 years in jail and fines of as much as $12K. He additionally should pay the resort’s guardian firm, Caesars Leisure, $55,292.01 for harm to the window, furnishings, room, and different places on the property.

Mannix may even be ordered to not return to the casinos alongside the Las Vegas Strip. The weapons he had with him in the course of the incident might be saved by police.

Feared for Life

The lady revealed to police she didn’t flee from the Caesars Palace resort room as a result of she feared for her life.

She additionally stated Mannix had led to consider he was an actor employed by MTV.

Mannix additionally has prices pending in Colorado, the place he previously lived.



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