Sheriff's Office raids two additional businesses

By Mehgaan Jones


Clayton County Sheriffs Office investigators raided two gambling sites this week, resulting in the arrests of four people.

Joseph Keith Limbaugh, Jr.,18, is charged with three gambling-related charges, and a charge for allegedly carrying a concealed weapon.

30-year-old Jason Michael McCoid, and Amar Sheth, 24, were arrested on three gambling-associated charges, authorities said.

Clayton County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman, Deputy Alicia Parkes was unable to provide the identity of the fourth suspect, Wednesday.

Parkes said the raids occurred simultaneously, Tuesday, at 12:50 p.m., at The Liquid Lounge, in Jonesboro, and The Rack, a billiards hall, in Rex.

"Two...Clayton County businesses have been shut down as a result of an ongoing Sheriff's Office investigation," Parkes said.

She added that the raids were prompted by arrests made, in Clayton and Rockdale counties last week. Authorities did not give details regarding the exact connection.

According to a previous report, in the Clayton News Daily, authorities arrested 15 people, and seized several hundred gambling machines, from a dozen locations, in Clayton and Rockdale counties, last Monday.

The amount of money seized last week, included $175,000 in cash, Parkes said.

The machines taken, from both locations, Tuesday, were Keno, Poker and Black Jack machines, according to Parkes.

"There was no gambling activity in progress at the time, however the two locations were in possession of gambling machines which are illegal in Georgia," Parkes explained.

"One of the concerns of the community is the type of crowd these establishments attract. We will continue to investigate this type of activity. The public outcry for help is always a priority for the Sheriff's Office, and I intend to clean up this county, one day at time," said Clayton County Sheriff Kem Kimbrough.

The Liquid Lounge had surveillance equipment which showed gambling activity, Parkes said.

She added that eight gambling machines were seized, along with three guns, two vehicles, and $20,000 in cash.

According to the spokeswoman, $2,500, and nine gambling machines were seized from The Rack.

All three suspects were in custody, at the Clayton County Jail, Wednesday, according to jail officials. The suspects' preliminary hearing is scheduled for Dec. 28, at 3 p.m., in Clayton County Magistrate Court, according to online court records.