NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - A Nacogdoches County grand jury has indicted three family members accused of operating an illegal gaming establishment.
The sheriff's office raided the building on Woden Road in July 2010 and arrested Michael Stevens Allen, 40, of Nacogdoches, on a charge of operating an illegal gambling place, a Class A misdemeanor.
Since that time authorities have investigated felony charges on Allen, his wife and mother-in-law. They took the evidence to a grand jury on August 12 and the grand jury returned an indictment on all three for engaging in organized criminal activity, a state jail felony.
Allen's wife, Krista Michelle Allen, 37, of Nacogdoches, and his mother-in-law, Cynthia Ray Redd, 56, of Smithville, were booked into the Nacogdoches County Jail on Thursday.
Michael Allen has not yet been booked on the new charge.
Authorities raided the parlor in July 2010 and issued about 15 citations to patrons. Investigators confiscated about $2,700 in cash. The location was believed to be linked to an Austin-based company involved with other illegal gaming operations.