Blotter: Salisbury woman charged in connection to fish arcade raid turns herself in

Published 12:00 am Friday, May 22, 2020

By Shavonne Potts

SALISBURY — A Salisbury woman charged in connection with a “fish arcade” business that authorities said was operating as an illegal video-based gambling establishment has turned herself in.

The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office charged Deaizha Keshira Phillips, 21, of the 300 block of Kelly Drive, with misdemeanor gambling, operating a video game machine and operating/possessing a slot machine.

Phillips turned herself in Tuesday and was issued a written promise to appear in court.

On March 18, detectives raided the Lucky Duck Cafe, 3402 South Main St., and seized computers, transaction records and other items. The manager and cashier were at the business during the raid, along with several customers who were actively gambling, according to the sheriff’s office.

Phillips was determined to be a cashier at the now-closed business. The manager, Justin Jonathan Robinson, 30, of Statesville, was charged Monday with operating/possessing a slot machine and operating a video gaming machine. Robinson surrendered and was released under a written promise to appear in court.

In other Rowan County Sheriff’s Office reports

• A woman reported on Tuesday she was the victim of fraud while in the 300 of Farm House Road.

• Rowan County Parks and Recreation reported a breaking and entering on Tuesday in the 6800 block of Bringle Ferry Road.

• A man reported on Tuesday he was the victim of an assault in the 100 block of Pinnacle Drive.

Salisbury Police Department reports

• United Rentals reported on Wednesday the business was the victim of vandalism while at 101 Mooresville Road.