Sixteen Adults And Six Juveniles Arrested By Tulsa Police On Gambling Complaints

Thursday, August 12th 2010, 8:17 am
By: News On 6

TULSA, OK -- Almost two dozen people were arrested on gambling complaints early Thursday morning after an undercover operation at the 918 Event Center in the 3600 block of East Admiral. 

Tulsa Police say they had information there might be alcohol served to juveniles at a back-to-school party at the center. 

Agents from the Alcoholic Beverage Laws Enforcement Commission (or ABLE) and Tulsa Police sent undercover officers into the party.  They say say they found a number of people running a dice game but no alcohol being served to minors. 

Tulsa Gambling Raid Arrests

"The owners and employees were permitting this to occur," said Public Information Officer Leland Ashley of the Tulsa Police Department.

Twenty-two people were arrested: 16 adults and six juveniles.

The adults arrested are: Deonte Alexander, 18; Brandon Brewer, 18; Keith Carruthers, 47; Odrenall Collins, 23; Taj Gilyard, 32; Brandon Johnson, 19; Jammie McClellen, 37; Reginald Mure, 23; Deandrew Overstreet, 19; Christopher Ruff, 18; Kendrick Shelton, 19; Darrell Singleton, 41; Dezman Smith, 19; Montre Turner, 18; Sheldon William, 18; Darion Woodward, 19.

All are Tulsa residents.

Police say organizers of the event could also face additional charges stemming from the gambling. 

The News On 6 is following this story and reporter Tara Vreeland will have more on this story in the News On 6 newscast at 6 p.m.