Man arrested for leaping into casino’s money cage and going berserk in wee hours of morning

Published 9:55 pm Monday, July 1, 2019

A Madison man was being held in the Warren County Jail in lieu of $50,000 bond accused of damaging a money cage at Ameristar Casino, 4116 Washington St. Sunday.

Lt. Johnnie Edwards, with the Vicksburg Police Department, said Edwin Berrell Adams, 44, 1358 North Livingston Road, Madison is charged with felony malicious mischief in the incident, in which he vaulted over the counter and began tearing up the area behind it.

No money was taken and the motive for his actions is not clear.

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The incident occurred about 2:22 a.m. Sunday. According to the casino’s surveillance video, Adams is seen in the casino talking to friends and then suddenly jumping the counter of the cage and throwing things, Edwards said. He said the video also shows Adams’ companions trying to calm him down.