Francis SiJohn. Photo: Coeur d'Alene Tribe
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Coeur d'Alene Tribe won't comment on arrest of top casino executive for battery



The top gaming executive for the Coeur d'Alene Tribe has been arrested for battery, according to news reports.

Francis SiJohn, the chief executive officer of the Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel, is accused of beating someone at home in Post Falls, Idaho. News reports said the victim was his brother, Cody SiJohn, who used to be the tribe's chief of police.

SiJohn has worked for the casino for more than a decade. He was named CEO last September.

The tribe declined to comment when asked by The Spokesman-Review and KREM.

The incident occurred in the early morning hours of November 7. SiJohn and a juvenile male were detained following a stop by officers in Post Falls, according to the police department's log.

According to a document on the Idaho Supreme Court Data Repository, SiJohn is facing a misdemeanor battery charge. He is due to return to court in December on case CR-2017-0020849.

The police department's log about the incident follows:
17PF31690 Battery
Officers responded for a battery that had just occurred. Reporting party advised that a family member had just left the residence with 3 other males after beating her husband up. Officers located the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop. A juvenile male and adult male were located in the vehicle and detained. Reporting party was able to describe the males in the vehicle and both males were arrested for battery. Juvenile male was booked at JDC on battery charges and adult male was booked at PSB for battery charges

Read More on the Story:
Coeur d’Alene Casino CEO accused of battery; alleged victim is brother, a former Coeur d’Alene Tribe police chief (The Spokesman-Review November 8, 2017)
CEO of Coeur d'Alene Casino arrested for battery (KREM November 8, 2017)
Coeur d'Alene Casino CEO arrested for battery (KHQ November 8, 2017)

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