October 24, 2014
LAS VEGAS (AP) - The district attorney in Las Vegas says a Kansas felon being held in the gunpoint robberies of a Bellagio casino cashier and a community bank branch will face federal charges that could get him up to 27 years in prison as a career offender.
Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson tells the Las Vegas Review-Journal that he'll drop state charges because Scott Alan Carmitchel could face more prison time if he's convicted in federal court.
Carmitchel was indicted Tuesday on federal interference with commerce by robbery at the Bellagio and armed bank robbery charges.
Police and federal officials say the 34-year-old Carmitchel has been uncooperative since his arrest July 26.
He's now in federal custody.
A U.S. District Court magistrate judge has ordered a mental health evaluation for Carmitchel.