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TPD: 4 arrested after investigation into illegal gambling house

Posted at 7:08 PM, Nov 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-20 19:08:03-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — The Tallahassee Police Department says an ongoing investigation into illegal gambling at home at 2418 North Monroe Street has led them to arrest four people.

On Nov. 19, the Tallahassee Police Department served a search warrant as part of an ongoing investigation into illegal gambling at 2418 North Monroe Street.

With assistance from its Violent Crimes Response Team, TPD's Special Investigation Section served the search warrant following an investigation stemming from community complaints and a recent call for service in reference to a store employee allegedly pointing a firearm at someone.

The search warrant led to the arrest of multiple subjects for gambling and keeping a gambling house.


  • Charles Ricker, 59, for keeping a gambling house.
  • Emma Dorsey, 71, for gambling
  • Denise Mathis, 55, for gambling
  • Irish Johnson, 54, for gambling

TPD is committed to enhancing the quality of life for citizens and addressing illegal activity related to gambling. Anyone with information about this type of illegal activity may call 850-891-4200 and ask to speak with the Special Investigations Section. They may also remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 850-574-TIPS.