Houston Co. authorities arrest 2 in 8-liners bust

CROCKETT, TX (KTRE) - Law enforcement in Houston County have arrested a man and woman accused of running eight-liners businesses in Crockett and Grapeland.

Frank Anthony Borgesi Jr., 50, of Rye, and Batista Lyn Synoground, 36, of Galveston, are each charged with state-jail felony engaging in organized criminal activity, Class A gambling promotion, Class A possession of gambling device and Class A keeping a gambling place.

According to a press release from Crockett police, Borgesi had set up a business at the Balls Record Shop, located at 514 E. Goliad St. in Crockett. He had also set up a business on Main Street in Grapeland. The report states both had gambling machines that were being used illegally and were paying out large sums of cash.

The report states authorities used a warrant to search the Grapeland business and Borgesi's home on Dailey Street near Houston County Lake.

Crockett police, Grapeland police, the Houston County Sheriff's Office and the San Jacinto County Sheriff's Office participated in the raid.

After the search warrant, authorities arrested the two men.

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