51-year-old man arrested for threatening mass capturing at Tucson on line casino

Upset about his remedy at On line casino del Sol earlier this yr, 51-year-old Michael McClernon allegedly threatened to drive his truck into the entrance of the on line casino and commit a mass capturing. He later requested an extension on his keep within the on line casino’s RV park.

He was arrested Friday, in response to federal court docket data.

McClernon was charged with knowingly and willfully speaking a menace to injure one other utilizing a phone, in response to a federal prison criticism filed on Dec. 1. McClernon faces as much as 5 years in jail.

On Sept. 27, McClernon allegedly referred to as the on line casino and threatened to drive his truck into the entrance of the constructing and begin capturing. Throughout the name McClernon gave his identify to a Pascua Yaqui police sergeant, in response to the criticism. The on line casino is situated on the Pascua Yaqui reservation, simply southwest of Tucson on West Valencia Street.

On line casino del Sol staff banned McClernon from the premises, and his {photograph} was posted on the on line casino’s amenities.

On Nov. 30, McClernon approached a On line casino del Sol worker to increase his keep on the RV park situated on the premises. McClernon had already stayed for 2 weeks, however the worker acknowledged him and alerted Pascua Yaqui police, who later took him into custody.

Throughout an interview, McClernon waived his Miranda rights, and instructed police he did not keep in mind making the threatening cellphone name, however stated he was upset along with his remedy throughout a previous arrest on the on line casino, in response to court docket data. 

In 2021, McClernon was charged with aggravated assault and disorderly conduct in Pima County in two separate incidents, however each circumstances had been later dismissed.