Four arrested for operating gambling game at Memphis flea market - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Four arrested for operating gambling game at Memphis flea market

Tony Angelo (Source: Shelby-Sheriff.org) Tony Angelo (Source: Shelby-Sheriff.org)
Joe Fisher (Source: Shelby-Sheriff.org) Joe Fisher (Source: Shelby-Sheriff.org)
Jovan Fisher (Source: Shelby-Sheriff.org) Jovan Fisher (Source: Shelby-Sheriff.org)
Nathan Fried (Source: Shelby-Sheriff.org) Nathan Fried (Source: Shelby-Sheriff.org)

By Nick Kenney - bio | email

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - Memphis police have arrested four men on charges they operated an illegal gambling game.

The men are accused of running the illegal game inside a booth at the South Third flea market.  Inside the booth, according to Memphis police, officers discovered more than $10,000 in cash.

According to an affidavit of complaint, Jovan Fisher is described as the hook - the person who passed out free tickets to the booth, and a game that, "beat patrons out of large sums of currency."

An undercover decoy went into the booth and was given three pay outs.  Tony Angelo and Nathan Fried are accused of telling the officer that if he kept winning, he would get a pay out from "the big man," Joe Fisher.

According to court records Fisher lives in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, but in October 2007, he was charged with running a gambling ring inside a flea market on South Third in Memphis.

Back then, Joe Fisher pleaded guilty to a lesser charge and was sentenced to 11 months 29 days in jail, all but two of which were suspended.

For Jovan Fisher, Angelo and Fried, this is the first criminal charge on any of their records.  All three men list addresses inside a Southaven apartment complex.

Angelo and Fried locked up on $3,500 bond. 

Action News 5 attempted to reach Fisher at home on Monday.  The people who answered the door at his listed address said we had the wrong apartment.

A spokesperson at the flea market could not be reached for comment.

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