By LORI EDMO-SUPPAH
FORT HALL — Dillon McCandless of Blackfoot was identified as the suspect in the Sage Hill Casino robbery.
Fort Hall Police, Bannock County Sheriff’s and Idaho State Police apprehended McCandless the night of July 23 on Interstate 15 north of milepost 74. He is currently in Jefferson County on federal charges of robbery.
The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Sage Hill Casino was robbed at approximately 2:25 a.m. July 23 when the suspect McCandless walked in with a shotgun and demanded the casino cashier to put money into a bag.
After a large amount of money was placed inside the bag, he allegedly walked out of the casino and got into a truck. No staff or patrons were harmed Fort Hall Police said and the truck left the casino parking lot headed south on Interstate 15.
Fort Hall Police Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation is investigating the case.