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Poker Players Arrested For Gaming In Bar

By Chuckmonster on Friday, 29th October 2004 11:47pm
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A popular bar was raided in the early morning hours Friday, and eight people were arrested for playing Texas Hold ’Em and charged with gambling.

Lafayette City Police officers went to Shannon on Congress, in the 4800 block of West Congress Street, at 3:15 a.m., according police reports.

Cpl. Mark Francis of city police said Friday afternoon that he had no details on the raid, and an employee at Shannon gave no information.

But David Creed, 42, of Lafayette, one of those arrested, said the game was legal and that no alcohol was being served. Creed said he is not sure how he will deal with the charge against him, but he feels the arrests were in error.

“What made it legal was several factors: There was no house take — just people getting together — and the house didn’t profit at all,” he said.

Creed said police came in the back door of the establishment where a game was being held in a separate room. He said one woman whose boyfriend was playing but wasn’t playing herself, was also arrested. In addition to Creed, Lafayette residents arrested were Brandon James Landry, 26; John Carter Angelle, 28; Nicolas Jude Courville, 26; and Phi Ahn Kim Nguyen, 29. Others arrested were Vivian Tien Huynh, 29, Kaplan; John Paul Stafford, 28, Scott; and Minh Pham, 25, New Orleans. All were charged with gambling.

“They started handcuffing us, but let us put valuables like cell phones and our wallets in our cars,” he said. “I said, ‘What were we doing wrong?’ and they said, ‘You were gambling.’ ”

[ All In... Jail that is - Ed ]



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