Man Who Posed As Nevada Gaming Official In Attempted Fort Worth Home Invasion Sentenced To 22 Years

Austin York
September 09, 2019 - 4:25 pm
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DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - A man who posed as Nevada gaming officials last year in an attempted east Fort Worth home invasion has been sentenced to 22 years in prison.

43-year-old Souksavanh Phansana, was also was sentenced to a year in jail for unauthorized use of a vehicle in Haltom City.

The home incident occurred on July 16, 2018, when a 66-year-old woman arrived at a home, where she worked as a personal assistant.

Police say the man and another woman approached, saying they worked with the gaming commission and had a warrant for her arrest.

The homeowner sells slot machines to casinos but was not at home at the time.

The man grabbed the woman's wrist and threw her to the floor.

The homeowner was in the backyard doing yoga with her dogs and heard the commotion.

Benny, a black Rottweiler, and Butch, a brown Labrador, rushed towards the intruders causing both to run away. The intruders were caught on video and later arrested.

The other two suspects remain in custody.

Phansana took a plea deal days before his trial.