Authorities: Police arrest man who displayed guns at Fort Hall Casino

Jon Davenport

Jon Davenport

By Journal Staff

FORT HALL — A 44-year-old Idaho Falls man was charged with disturbing the peace after he allegedly displayed two guns at the Fort Hall Casino and was mistakenly accused of abducting two people.

According to a news release from the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes, the Fort Hall Police Department received a report at about 2 p.m. Tuesday that Jon Davenport had pulled a gun on the casino floor and abducted two people.

The report indicated that the three individuals left the scene in a vehicle, while Davenport had left his vehicle behind.

Fort Hall police responded to the scene and secured the casino. Davenport and the two alleged abductees were later located driving in the Gibson district on the Fort Hall Indian reservation.

According to the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes, two firearms and drug paraphernalia were located in the vehicle and Davenport was detained without incident.

The investigation determined that there was no abduction. According to the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes, Davenport was distraught and intoxicated when he entered the Fort Hall Casino to meet his friends on Tuesday afternoon.

While inside the casino, authorities said Davenport displayed a firearm and his friend took it from him. As they walked out of the casino, authorities said Davenport pulled out a second firearm from a shoulder holster.

According to police, Davenport admitted being in possession of both firearms and being intoxicated when he entered the casino.

The incident was investigated by the Fort Hall Police Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bingham County Sheriff’s Office.