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Gambling operation shut down during raid at neighborhood store, police say

Fort Worth police raided A&A Food Mart Saturday, arresting three people and seizing eight gambling machines.
Fort Worth police raided A&A Food Mart Saturday, arresting three people and seizing eight gambling machines.

Authorities raided a neighborhood store Saturday evening, arresting three people and confiscating eight gambling machines.

No injuries were reported in the raid at A&A Food Mart, 702 W. Allen Ave.

Armed with a gambling search warrant, officers converged on the store shortly after 6:30 p.m.

Police did not provide any details on the investigation or the gambling machines, which were hauled away from the store.

Jail records identified the suspects arrested at the scene as Jay Wade Haggard, 48; Patrick V. Brown, 38; and April Hoover, 28.

Hoover was in the Tarrant County Jail Sunday where she was being held on a parole violation charge.

Brown was arrested and accused in a Feb. 17 theft at a Fort Worth 7-Eleven on Hemphill Street, according to jail records.

Authorities took Haggard into custody on charges he failed to identify himself to police.

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