Man cited for operating gambling house

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 2, 2009

By Shavonne Potts
A Salisbury man may have gotten more than he bet on when he called authorities to his property to check out a suspicious vehicle and found himself charged with operating an illegal gambling house.
Perry Dean Henrickson, 52, of 1155 Preston Lane, told authorities he thought someone was trying to break into the house at 175 Hader St.
“He said he arrived at his gambling house and noticed a suspicious vehicle across the street,” said Capt. John Sifford of the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office.
Henrickson told a deputy who responded to the call he was “concerned” and gave his permission for the deputy to search the property.
The deputy found posters, ledgers, tickets and $7,560.30 in cash inside the house, all of which was confiscated, the Sheriff’s Office said.
Henrickson also gave his permission for a search of his vehicle, where the deputy found and seized more tickets, ledgers and a Glock .40-caliber pistol, the Sheriff’s Office said.
Henrickson was cited for misdemeanor operating a game of chance.