Laurinburg man charged with illegal gambling

Staff report

Augustus Dorsey

LAURINBURG – A Laurinburg man is accused of operating an illegal video gambling operation out of two residences, according to the Scotland County Sheriff’s Office.

Augustus John Dorsey, 62, of the 12000 block of Blue Farms Road, was charged with the operation or possession of slot-style video gaming machines, Sheriff’s Office said.

An investigation resulted in the seizure on June 22 of five illegal video slot-style gaming machines from two residences. One was Dorsey’s Laurinburg home and the other was a house on the 14000 block of Oil Mill Road in Gibson.

Dorsey was arrested Wednesday after lawmen found him at his home trying to remove the illegal machines, the release said.

Bail was set at $1,000.

Augustus Dorsey Dorsey

Staff report

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