Country Crossing Temporarily Shuts Down After Raid Warning
January 6, 2010 at 7:54 AM (PT)
The DOTHAN EAGLE is reporting that RONNIE GILLEY's COUNTRY CROSSING entertainment complex in DOTHAN, AL was temporarily shut down last night (1/5) after HOUSTON COUNTY officials were warned about a raid by GOVERNOR BOB RILEY's anti-gaming task force. The raid was supposed to occur at 4a (CT) today (1/6), but it did not happen because a temporary restraining order was issued by a DALE/GENEVA COUNTY judge.
Officers were preparing to seize COUNTRY CROSSING's 1,710 electronic bingo machines when the restraining order was served on JEFFERSON COUNTY District Attorney DAVID BARBER. Officials say that the seizure of the machines would have resulted in the loss of 1,300 jobs. As of 8a (CT) this morning, COUNTRY CROSSING was still closed but planned to re-open at noon (CT).
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