LEXINGTON COUNTY, SC — Lexington County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 66-year-old man Tuesday who they say had 20 Pot-O-Gold video poker devices in a mobile home used as a storage building on his property.
David Lee Chase of Greenwood Drive near West Columbia was charged with three counts of unlawfully possessing a gambling device.
Deputies say on Nov. 27 they received a call about a break-in at the mobile home where the devices were found. Officers said Chase told them a man opened the front door of the mobile home and then ran away.
Sheriff’s Department narcotics investigators investigated and found 20 Pot-O-Gold video poker devices and one Suzo Happ Power Pro fan motor for a video poker device.
Deputies say Chase told them the machines had been used in bars that Chase used to own in South Carolina and Georgia.
Sheriff Metts said a Lexington County magistrate determined all 20 devices were illegal video gambling devices, and chase was taken into custody.
Chase has since been released from the county Detention Center after posting $7,500 bail.