A California man was indicted by a Clark County grand jury on charges related to a robbery and assault of a professional poker player at a Primm casino hotel.
Edmund Price faces eight felony charges, including first-degree kidnapping, attempted murder and robbery, in connection with a June 26 incident at Whiskey Pete’s hotel. He faces 15 years to life in prison if convicted on all counts.
Ron “The Duke of Fremont” Wall was at Whiskey Pete’s to purchase gold and silver from a man he had dealt with before. Wall was carrying $137,000 in cash.
Authorities said Wall entered a hotel room to view the precious metals and was attacked by a man and a woman, who bludgeoned him with items in the room, including a toilet tank cover, a lamp and an iron. Wall also was stabbed.
Wall suffered numerous injuries in the attack. His ribs, cheek bones, and nose were broken. Both of his hands had defensive stab wounds and were fractured. He also suffered a concussion and numerous cuts to his head.
Later, Wall identified the man who attacked him as Price and picked him out of a photo lineup.
Price, 32, of San Luis Obispo, Calif., was arrested on June 29 in California for outstanding warrants.
At the time of his arrest, Price was with Victoria Elizabeth Edelman, who authorities described as his girlfriend.
Wall picked Edelman out of a photo lineup and the 23-year-old was arrested.
Edelman was arrested and extradited from California to Nevada in August.
In August, Edelman was indicted by a grand jury for eight felony counts including first-degree kidnapping, attempted murder and robbery.
She remains in the Clark County Detention Center on $2 million bail, according to jail records.
Price remains in a California jail awaiting extradition, authorities said.