The Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office and Asheville Police Department are working with the district attorney to enforce a state law banning commercial video gaming sweepstacks machines.
A legal order preventing enforcement of a recently passed state gambling law is stopping law enforcement from cracking down on new electronic-gambling machines that offer cash payouts, Buncombe County Sheriff Van Duncan and District Attorney Ron Moore said in a press conference today.
A federal judge is scheduled to announce the prison sentence of former Buncombe County Sheriff Bobby Medford on Oct. 6, despite a last-minute request from Medford’s attorney that the sentencing be delayed. The sentencing will close another chapter in the Medford case, which began last December with his arrest on federal charges related to his […]
The latest chapter in the saga of former Buncombe County Sheriff Bobby Medford and three of his former deputies will come to a close on Oct. 6 when a federal judge will announce prison sentences to the men for their involvement in a massive illegal-gambling operation.
Property used by local business owner and conservative activist Chad Nesbitt was the target of a Feb. 24 raid by state Alcohol Law Enforcement agents and the Buncombe County sheriff’s office’s SWAT team. ALE officials claim that illegal poker games that have been going on at the site. No arrests were made. Raided: Conservative activist […]