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Suspect in Caesars Palace Hostage Situation Appears in Court, Agrees to Extradition

By TheNevadaGlobeStaff, July 13, 2023 10:35 am

LAS VEGAS – Matthew Mannix was in court again on Thursday. He is accused of holding a woman hostage during a long standoff with cops in a Caesars Palace hotel room. Mannix is wanted by both Las Vegas and Colorado. In Las Vegas, he is charged with kidnapping and destroying property. In Colorado, he is wanted as a runaway. During the trial, Mannix decided to sign the extradition agreement.

According to court records, Mannix will be picked up by Colorado officials in 30 days if he does not face any charges in his home state. But if he is charged in Colorado, he can be taken back to Colorado after all charges have been settled.

During Mannix’s first court appearance on Wednesday, a lawyer brought up the fact that he had been convicted of similar crimes in Colorado in the past, including kidnapping in 2022 and property damage in 2012.

Mannix told a reporter for Channel 13 that he ran away to Las Vegas to get away from the charges against him in Colorado. The interview took place in a jail cell.

Judge Saxe set Mannix’s bail at $750,000, noting “concerns of extreme violence” and the fact that he was already convicted of crimes.

The court hearings are another step in the legal process as the charges and extradition issues connected to the Caesars Palace hostage situation are dealt with.

Credits: KTNV

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