Two individuals face charges in connection with illegal gambling probe

Two individuals in Jonesboro, Arkansas are facing felony charges after an illegal gambling investigation led to the discovery of drugs and stolen firearms. According to an affidavit, officers from the Jonesboro Police Department were called to an apartment in the 2700 block of Curtview Drive on Nov. 6 around 8 p.m. due to suspicious activity.

Upon arrival, the officers observed four men engaged in illegal gambling activities, specifically “shooting dice.” They also noticed several firearms, including an AK-47 rifle, an AR-15 pistol, and a Taurus 9 mm handgun, as well as money scattered on the ground where the men were gathered. As the officers approached and gave verbal commands, one of the men fled the scene and was not apprehended.

Additionally, one of the men, 21-year-old Fabian Gibson, was seen attempting to conceal the 9 mm handgun under a vehicle. It was later revealed that Gibson was a convicted felon, having been previously convicted in August 2022 for possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance.

During the investigation, officers found a plastic bag containing 2.2 grams of suspected cocaine near 28-year-old David Clark. Despite all suspects denying knowledge of the illegal items and claiming they belonged to the man who fled, both Gibson and Clark were arrested.

On Nov. 7, a judge found probable cause to charge Gibson with possession of a firearm by prohibited persons and Clark with possession of meth or cocaine weighing between 2 and 10 grams. The affidavit indicated that Clark was on parole for previous weapon charges. Both Gibson and Clark received a $50,000 cash/surety bond and are scheduled to appear in court on Dec. 29.

Additionally, 27-year-old Jervonta Allen and 26-year-old Alvin Moore were also arrested, however, no charges for either have been released at this time.

The Jonesboro Police Department is continuing to investigate this case, and anyone with information is encouraged to contact the authorities. This article is copyrighted by KAIT, and all rights are reserved.