In Oct. 29 Issue
Indictments were returned by the Russell County Grand Jury against three men on illegally gambling charges for allegedly operating poker machines and poker tables.
Back in August Kentucky State Police officers along with Sheriff Larry Bennett and his deputies seized about 20 video poker machines at two businesses on East Highway 80
This Tuesday a single count indictment for promoting gambling 1st degree was true-billed against Kenzel Perkins, 69, Jackie D. McGowan, 41 and Ronald E. Popplewell, 42.
Sources close to the case have said that undercover officers had spent time in the establishments playing the games and they are reportedly continuing and broadening the investigation into alleged illegal gambling operations at other locations.
Other indictments included-
Jeffrey Helton, 18, was charged with receiving stolen property valued over $500.
Jose Lopez, 37, was charged with flagrant non-support.
Brandy Nicole Grider, 21 was charged with flagrant non-support.
Two other indictments were returned by the grand jury but both were ordered sealed by court order.
A grand jury indictment is not proof of guilt, but is the judgment by the members of that jury that enough evidence exists in a case to warrant the charges and a trail to try the truth of those charges.