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Troop D - 3131 E. Kearney St., Springfield, Mo. 65803

News Release

For further information please contact: Sergeant Jeff Kinder
(417) 895-6868
D - 07112019
July 11, 2019

EMPHASIS: Search Warrants Served In Illegal Gaming Operation

On July 11, 2019, as part of an ongoing investigation into alleged illegal gaming activities, the Missouri State Highway Patrol along with the Springfield Police Department and Greene County Sheriff’s Department, executed a search warrant at a business identified as The Club House, on West Battlefield Street in Springfield, Missouri. Search warrants were executed also at the business owner’s residence in Southwest Springfield and two local banks, for accounts associated with the business. The search warrants were the result of an investigation conducted by the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control and Springfield Police Department. Seized as a result of the warrants were gambling devices, records, and proceeds from illegal gaming operations.
As a result of the investigation, the following people were arrested for promoting gambling in the first degree:

William A. Schroeder, 44, of Springfield, Missouri
Jeremy M. Smith, 40, of Springfield, Missouri
Ryan L. Bailey, 36, of Springfield, Missouri

The above charges are mere accusations and are not evidence of guilt. Evidence in support of these charges must be presented before a court of competent jurisdiction