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Female blackjack dealer suffers facial wounds in attack at Bellagio

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Updated: 12/22/2012 5:48 pm
LAS VEGAS (KSNV Channel 3) -- An altercation involving two female blackjack dealers Friday night at the Bellagio sent the victim to the hospital with facial wounds and the other to jail.

Police said  that the incident occurred about 9:45 p.m. Metro Officer Marcus Martin could not confirm if the dealers were working at the time.

Brenda Jean Stokes, 50, was charged with burglary, battery with a deadly weapon, battery with use of a deadly weapon-substantial bodily harm and mayhem. Martin said a weapon was confiscated. Stokes was booked into the Clark County Detention Center. Stokes was originally identified as Brenda Wilson.

The unnamed victim was taken to Sunrise Hospital with deep facial wounds from an unspecified edged weapon, Martin said.

MGM spokeswoman Yvette Monet said there was an altercation in blackjack pit No. 2 that resulted in one of the women being struck in the face with a sharp object.

She said MGM staffers are cooperating fully with Metro in its investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call Metro's violent crimes section at 828-5634 or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 385-5555 or visit CrimeStoppersOfNV.com.

Monet did not know of the condition of the victim as of mid-afternoon Saturday.
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