The Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe owns and operates the Elwha River Casino in Port Angeles, Washington. Photo: ERC

Man from Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe accused in assault at casino

Matthew Tyler Charles, a citizen of the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe, is accused of assaulting a former domestic partner at the Elwha River Casino in Washington.

Charles. 31, is facing one count of domestic assault by a habitual offender, according to a February 28 indictment in federal court. He allegedly assaulted his former partner in the parking lot at the Elwha River Casino last October.

Charles has four prior domestic violence convictions in tribal and Washington court. He was previously ordered to have "no contact" with the victim, an FBI agent said in a separately filed complaint.

Just last week, the FBI said it was looking for two witnesses to the incident, The Peninsula Daily News reported. One of them came forward, the paper said.

Charles is due to go to trial on March 26, the paper reported.

Read More on the Story:
Tribal member faces trial in federal court for alleged assault (The Peninsula Daily News March 11, 2018)
FBI seeks witnesses to alleged assault outside Elwha River Casino (The Peninsula Daily News March 9, 2018)

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