The Murfreesboro Police Department Special Investigations Vice Unit recently served a search warrant at the Past Time Pool Hall, located at 116 S. Maple St. in relation to illegal gambling. Nine people received misdemeanor citations for Gambling and one person was additionally cited for Promotion of Gambling and Possession of Gambling Devices (see attached citations). Detectives seized multiple poker machines, a table, and $6,690.
Nine people were issued misdemeanor citations for gambling. Jimmy Donald Lester, 61, of Woodbury, the owner of the business, was also cited for promotion of gambling and possession of gambling devices.
Cited for gambling were Ethan Harris, 22, Shelbyville; Bill Steve Cline, 54, Murfreesboro; John Herbert Wood, 44, Murfreesboro; Christopher Charles Livingston, 39, Murfreesboro; Susan Townsend, 52, McMinnville; Joseph Carl Blevins, 43, Woodbury; Clifton Edward Townsend, 51, McMinnville; and Robert Shegog, 32, Murfreesboro.
They will appear in Rutherford County General Sessions Court in July.