Two men were taken into custody at the Hollywood Casino & Hotel Joliet after getting into a physical altercation with a security guard on the gaming floor. The incident occurred on Sunday and led to the arrest of Devonte Turner, 25, and Aspen Kenney, 23, both residents of Joliet. Kenney was charged with aggravated battery to private security and was released with a promise to appear in court. Turner, on the other hand, was also charged with the same offense and was transported to the Will County Jail due to pending warrants for his arrest, including failing to appear in court for domestic battery and traffic charges.
In a separate incident at Indiana’s Bally’s Evansville Casino & Hotel, a 46-year-old man named Kevin Scott Neal was arrested for an earlier car theft. Upon his arrest, officers found a glass pipe, suspected fentanyl, and suspected methamphetamine. Neal remained in custody at the Vanderburgh County Jail as of Friday morning.
Meanwhile, in Georgia’s Turner County, five suspects were charged with gaming-related offenses after an investigation by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI). The suspects were found to be awarding cash prizes to players who had won games on coin machines, instead of the required noncash prizes such as lottery tickets or store merchandise under Georgia law. The suspects, identified as Rohitbhai Patel, Sabrina Bolton, Wendy Golden, Sherry Matamoros, and Brandy Euliano, were arrested following a grand jury indictment and the case was investigated by various law enforcement agencies before being turned over to local prosecutors.
These incidents reflect the ongoing efforts by law enforcement to crack down on illegal activities within the gaming industry and ensure compliance with state regulations.