Update: 14 arrests in Jacksonville illegal gambling investigation

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Operation Cash Out targets businesses accused of having slot machines

JACKSONVILLE, Ark. – Fourteen people have been arrested by the Jacksonville Police Department (JPD) in an illegal gambling investigation we first told you about Monday.

New information released Tuesday by the JPD includes arrest reports for the following individuals (All face charges of operating a gambling house, having gambling equipment, and unauthorized use of another person’s property):

Donald Kelly Thompson, 76, of Jacksonville
Amandeep Singh, 29, of North Little Rock
Young Sun Ko, 52, of Sherwood
Chi Ahn, 55, of Sherwood
Joanne Kim, of North Little Rock
Saeeda Naqvi, 52, of Sherwood
Tariqmahmood Naqvi, 66, of Sherwood
Anwer Hemani, 54, of Little Rock
Kyung Yoon, 47, of Maumelle
Kevin Waller, 51, of Marion
Felicia Allen, 33, of Beebe (also facing drug possession and firearm possession charges)
Mary Allen, 39, of Beebe
William Heard, 52, of Jacksonville
David Gilchrest, 22, of Vilonia

All of the individuals have a court date of Jan. 23, 2020.

According to the arrest records, slot machines were found at 11 businesses (mostly gas station/convenience stores) and any winners were paid with everything from cash or store credit to lottery tickets and gas gift cards.

More details to come in a Tuesday afternoon news conference.

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