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HPD Vice Hits Jackpot in Gambling Investigation

March 1, 2011 - Investigators in the Houston Police Department's Vice Division have arrested five suspects following a lengthy undercover investigation into eight-liner game rooms operated in various locations throughout Houston, Harris, Fort Bend and Brazoria Counties.

The suspects, Nancy Donalson (w/f, DOB: 7-20-77), Terry Wayne Donalson (w/m, DOB: 10-12-71), James Keith (w/m, DOB: 5-19-36), Alton Donalson (w/m, DOB: 4-23-34) and Mario Flavio Correa (H/m, DOB: 8-6-70) are charged with felony money laundering in the 351st State District Court.

Photos of all five suspects are attached to this news release.

A sixth suspect, Carlos Delgado (H/m, DOB: 1-25-72), remains at large.

The eight-liner game rooms were at the following locations: 

  • 10930 Kingspoint - Lucky Bee Game Room
  • 8310 Gulf Freeway - Gulf Paradise
  • 2728 South Richey - Lucky Game Room
  • 5630 Edgemoor - Cardinal Leak Detection
  • 12338 Maple Leaf Lane (Stafford, Tx.) - Terry and Nancy Donalson's residence
  • 7919 Twin Hills - Alton Donalson's residence
  • 1412 and 1502 Ahrens (strip mall center) Terry and Nancy Donalson's business offices

In an investigation that began in April 2010, HPD vice officers targeted the owners/operators of illegal game rooms.  Vice officers conducted surveillance and undercover operations that netted more than $1.5 million dollars in currency, nearly $200,000 in bank account assets, 10-acre river-front property in Brazoria County, guns, jewelry, various vehicles, boats, jet skis, motorcycles, and heavy-duty tools.  Investigators also recovered several currency counters, and more than 250 video gambling devices.

At 2 p.m. TODAY (Tuesday, March 1), investigators from the HPD Vice Division will be available to answer questions regarding this investigation in the media briefing room, HPD Headquarters, 1200 Travis.

Alton DonalsonNancy DonalsonTerry  Wayne Donalson
James Keith Mario Flavio Correa

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For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.