Las Vegas Sun

April 17, 2014

Admits Casino Holdup

A 25-year-old man accused of conspiring to rob the El Cortez casino of $38,000 yesterday pleaded guilty and was sentenced to a year in the county jail.

In sentencing Kenneth Glenn Benscoter, who entered a plea of guilty to conspiracy to rob, Dist. Judge Mowbray suspended four months of the sentence with the provision that Benscoter repay the $200.

When arrested in Yosemite National Park, Benscoter had $4,800 in his possession that allegedly was part of the loot from the June 1 casino robbery.

The information charging Benscoter with conspiracy to rob listed two others as alleged co-conspirators, George Earl Hughes, 32, arrested in Long Beach, and a John Walter Ardelyn.

Hughes, returned here from Long Beach, has asked for a preliminary hearing on a charge of robbery and the hearing is slated Aug. 11 at 2:30 p.m. before Justice of the Peace Tom Pursel.

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