Victoria sheriff's office seizes game room

Oct. 8, 2017 at 8:27 p.m.
Updated Oct. 9, 2017 at 6 a.m.

The Victoria County Sheriff's Office seized a game room at 314 E. Rio Grande St. after executing a search warrant about 5 p.m. Friday.

The Victoria County Sheriff's Office seized a game room at 314 E. Rio Grande St. after executing a search warrant about 5 p.m. Friday.   Kathryn Cargo for The Victoria Advocate

An ongoing investigation led the Victoria County Sheriff's Office to seize a game room Friday.

Their investigation revealed numerous state and federal felonies were taking place at the game room at 314 E. Rio Grande St., Chief Deputy Roy Boyd said Sunday. The sheriff's office obtained a search warrant that was executed at 5 p.m. Friday. Deputies seized an undisclosed amount of cash and all machines inside the game room as well as the location itself.

No one has been arrested as of yet, but the sheriff's office is working closely with the district attorney to obtain the proper indictments for the suspects, Boyd said.

Boyd wouldn't disclose what kind of felonies were suspected and said he would wait until the crimes were presented in front of a grand jury before he released that information.

"I will say people involved in operation of the game room are conducting a business illegally knowingly from what we have gathered in our investigation," he said.

Boyd said those suspected thought they were committing misdemeanors and not felonies.

"When the sheriff's office obtains information criminal activity is taking place, we move forward to ensure those committing those crimes are brought to justice, and this is part of it," he said.


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