Suspects stand accused of stealing around $1m
Police in Nevada have arrested the second of two men accused of stealing around $1m in cash and casino chips in the armed burglary of poker pro Chad Power’s home in February.
a battery of felony charges
According to 8NewsNow, court records state that police arrested Trevaghn Battle, 26, on July 3. Citing documents obtained from the Henderson Police Department, the Las Vegas news site said Battle got hit with a battery of felony charges.
Battle’s charges are “home invasion with a deadly weapon, burglary in possession of a firearm or deadly weapon, theft greater than $100,000, owning a gun by a prohibited person, and conspiracy home invasion.”
Battle held on $200,000 bail
Police initially arrested Battle on prior 2020 charges of conspiracy sex assault, sex assault, and sex trafficking of an adult. They then hit him with the Power home invasion charges.
8NewsNow said police believed Battle might have been hiding out in the Miami area, and that he was “being held Wednesday on $200,000 bail.”
When police arrested Brewer, 32, in May, they said he described his accomplice in a jail phone call as a light-skinned Black male with dreadlocks. This fits Battle’s appearance. Despite being released on house arrest, Brewer got locked up again for failing to comply with a judge’s order. Like Battle, he was being held Wednesday, albeit on a $1m bond.
case against Battle and Brewer appears watertight
The case against Battle and Brewer appears watertight. Mobile phone records revealed the pair were in comms on the day of the burglary, and that GPS placed them at Power’s home.
Tipsters aided Power
Court documents state that Power called police a few days after the theft took place to pass on information that several anonymous tipsters indicated Brewer as one of the home invaders. One tipster also identified Battle as the alleged second man, police stated.
Power, who was playing poker at a Sin City Strip hotel when his security system alerted him of the break-in, said he believed Battle and Brewer followed him home earlier, waited for him to depart, and then broke in.