Tensions boil over at Rolling Hills Casino

Jun 11, 2014 9:02 PM

Tensions have boiled over at Rolling Hills Casino tonight.

Six people from the group not in control led by Leslie Lohse showed up at the casino tonight around 6:30 p.m. and with intentions of discussing the situation with Tribal Chair Any Freeman.

The group was met with resistance from the side currently occupying the casino and Freeman delivered a restraining order with a notice of no firearms.

At this time chants of "we don't want you" and "we voted are coming from the people occupying the casino.

Tehama County Sheriff's Deputies are on the scene attempting to keep the peace.

The tensions began in April when the tribe's general council voted to remove more than 70 members from the tribe.

Yesterday the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) issued a cease and desist letter to the occupants of Rolling Hills Casino, citing reports from the Tehama County Sheriff's Office that the standoff has become a "very volatile" situation.

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