Contact Us

Texarkana Texas Police Bust Alleged Gambling Operation

 

T.T.P.D./Lee Dailey
T.T.P.D./Lee Dailey

The Texarkana Texas Police Department served a search warrant at an alleged covert gambling establishment in the 2700 block of New Boston Road and arrested two people.

Detectives from the Special Investigation Section arrested Lee Dailey, 51, of Palestine Texas and James Thompson Jr., 25, of DeKalb Texas after serving the search warrant at an unmarked store front business in Oaklawn Village.  Dailey is believed to own the business, and Thompson is an employee.
T.T.P.D./James Thompson Jr.
T.T.P.D./James Thompson Jr.
Police say they received information from citizens about the gambling operation approximately two weeks ago.  During the course of the investigation, undercover officers entered the business on several occasions and alegedly paid to play the eight-liner games on computers inside the building.  While there, authorities say they witnessed winnings being paid out to patrons in cash.
Officers seized thirty computers, an ATM machine, video surveillance system, and approximately $5,000 in cash from the building.
Both Dailey and Thompson were charged with Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity.  Thompson was also charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine) and two counts of Felon in Possession of a Firearm.  They are currently being held in the Bi-State Jail.  Bond has not yet been set.
The investigation continues, and additional arrests are expected.

Best of Power 95.9

Recommended for You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://power959.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Power VIP Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Power VIP Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.