Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

Thursday, 23 October 2014
Login |  Register 
 
Find Products or Services in your local community
 
KSCB Radio News US National Business Health & Science Political World Sports Top NPR Headlines Sports National Headlines
Illegal Horse Racing Facility Busted
07/06/2009

Around 7:30 last night over 50 officers from various jurisdictions including Federal ICE (Federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement) came together to raid an illegal horse racing facility north of Guymon in Texas County Oklahoma.

An undercover investigation had been conducted with the DA Task Force and OSBI for an extended period of time prior to the execution of the Search Warrant

It is estimated over 150 people were detained at the scene.

9 individuals were arrested for being involved in the illegal gaming operation including the owner, jockeys, horse owners, and those engaged in the actual operation of the track, 1 was arrested for narcotics violations, and 2 were arrested on obstruction charges. These individuals are in the Texas County Jail and some have detainers placed on them by Federal authorities. The investigation is continuing and additional charges are possible for others.

19 horses were taken from the race track but it is planned for them to be released to responsible parties at some point this afternoon.

Many vehicles, horse trailers, cash, electronic equipment, and racing equipment were also confiscated at the scene.

Arrested were Michael Grajeda, 21, Steven Soto, 28, San Juana Torres, 40, John Clark, 60, Joes Preciado, 34, Jesus Manriquez, 20, Jesus Manriquez Sr., 47,Manuel M ontelongo, 22, Martin Montelongo, 39, Olivas Montelongo, 49,and Conception J. Montelongo-Perez.

District Attorney Mike Boring’s office is handling the prosecution of the cases.

Texas County Sheriff Rick Caddell and Police Chief Eddie Adamson are acting as the PIO’s for the operation and can be contacted for further information at 580-338-4000.

© Copyright KSCB News
You will need to be logged in to leave a comment.
Please Login

characters left

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our Terms of Use.



MOST VIEWED STORIES
Huge Demethanizer Transport Making It's Way Through Liberal
480 Board Announces Names for New Schools
U.S. Energy Secretary Lauds Abengoa in Hugoton
Friday's Scores
Skins Tame Lions in District Opener
Fearless Four Overcomes Elements to Make State  
Guymon to Host Tri-State Area Museums with Michael Martin Murphey & Comedy Duo Oct. 25
Eliel Gonzalez is Mead Lumber Athlete of the Week  
Friday's Games
Redskins Blank TMP for North Cup Win
Click Here For All Stories

LATEST STORIES
Trick or Treat For United Way This Weekend
Guymon to Host Tri-State Area Museums with Michael Martin Murphey & Comedy Duo Oct. 25
Walk To End Alzheimer's This Saturday
Hutch Continues their Conference Dominance in Volleyball
Four LHS Girls Compete at State
Great Bend Dampens Liberal's WAC Title Hopes
480 Board Announces Names for New Schools
Saints Squeeze Past Dodge
Advance Voting Begins in Seward County
Aggies Grind Out Fifth Victory
Click Here For All Stories
Click Here for KSCB Talk Radio 1270 am
Click Here for B107.5
Click Here for The Legend 102.7
click Here for ozzBlog
Click Here for the Emergency Alert Hanbook

©2014 Seward County Broadcasting Company, Inc.
1410 N. Western Ave. Liberal, KS 67901

Emergency Alert System | EEO Public Report Form | The Public and Broadcasting

Powered by Radio Media Group