Smyrna Police arrest suspects in illegal gambling investigation. - WSMV Channel 4

Smyrna Police arrest suspects in illegal gambling investigation.

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Two suspects were arrested for illegal gambling in Smyrna on Tuesday.

Officers from the Smyrna Police Department and two members of the Rutherford County EMS SORT team carried out search warrants at two locations in Smyrna following a prolonged investigation into illegal gambling.

Officers seized over $18,000, a small amount of narcotics, and gambling paraphernalia.

Russell Hairr and George Barton were charged with aggravated promotion of gambling and possession of gambling devices.

Hairr is held on $11,000 bond, and $17,000 for Barton.

Both are being held at the Rutherford County Detention Center. Other charges are still pending and the investigation continues.

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