Chukchansi factions agree to extend cooling-off thru weekend

Rival factions of the Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians in California have agreed to extend their cooling-off period through the weekend, The Fresno Bee reports.

Two factions, one led by Morris Reid and the other by Reggie Lewis, clashed violently at tribal headquarters on Tuesday. After an intervention by Madera County Sheriff John Anderson, they agreed to a 48-hour cooling off period that ended yesterday.

Since then, Anderson said the two sides agreed to an extension that lasts until 2pm on Monday. The Bureau of Indian Affairs has agreed to mediate.

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