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A second person associated with RR Business Center, an internet gaming center, faces charges and was served warrants Monday in Randolph County.


Captain A.M. Harris of the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office would only confirm Jason Andrew Burke, 42, of Asheboro, has ties to the business which was raided two weeks ago.

He declined to elaborate on those ties because the investigation continues.

In a statement today Harris said Burke’s arrest comes as the sheriff’s office and North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement continue to investigate gaming businesses in the county.

Harris on Friday obtained warrants for Burke’s arrest and the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office served them Monday.

The warrants were for three counts of gambling, three counts of operating video gaming machines and two counts of operating five or more video gaming machines.

He received a $10,000 bond and has a February 19 court date in Halifax County.

Harris said in the statement the arrest was based on information received during the service of a search warrant on January 22 at the business, which is located in the Oakland Shopping Center.

A Virginia woman also charged following the RR Business Center raid — Tomica Wright — was scheduled to appear in Halifax County District Court today.

Two raids were conducted in Halifax County — RR Business Center and Diamond City in Hollister.

Charges in the Hollister case are expected to be handled through indictments.

The search warrants alleged the businesses were operating as casinos.

Agents seized the following from RR Business Center:

An employee schedule; approximately $13,956 in currency; a TV recorder; office computer processing unit; 18 large wall monitors; 45 video gaming machine towers; two standup video gaming machines; a keyring with keys; a UPS mailing envelope.

From Diamond City the following items were seized:

72 CPU towers; 17 motherboards; a Sanyo TV; seven routers; a keyboard and mouse; an Insignia TV with remote; two boxes of non-CPU gaming chips; a counterfeit money scanner; two money counters; a video recorder; an HP printer; a Dell Poweredge CPU; a digital video recorder; $3,618 from the cash register; $2,200 from the ATM; two fish game boxes