Friday, March 15, 2019
AUGUSTA, GA (WRDW/WAGT) -- A Richmond County man stands charged with illegally operating gambling machines in six area businesses.
According to the Richmond County Sheriff's Office, deputies alongside GBI, Georgia Lottery's Coin Operated Amusement Machine Division, and the District Attorney's Office filed warrants against James Ray Key, 58, on charges of commercial gambling and keeping a gambling place. Key is the owner of the businesses, investigators said.
Key, according to investigators, was targeted in an "extensive investigation" that focused on six convenience stores in Augusta.
- Fast Gas #2 on Gordon Highway
- S/A Consignment on Peach Orchard Road
- Club Argos on Walton Way
- Fast Gas on Gordon Highway
- Executive Inn on Gordon Highway
- Parliament House on Gordon Highway
Additional charges are expected.