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Salem, Ark. — Mammoth Spring/Thayer businessman Dorsey Williamson, 71, today pled guilty to a misdemeanor before Fulton County Circuit Court Judge Tim Weaver and was given a $2,500 fine and booking and court costs in addition to a 12-month Suspended Imposition of Sentence (SIS).
The court Nolle Prossed the felony charge of operating an illegal gambling house against Williamson and accepted his guilty plea on the misdemeanor, which was six counts of operating gaming devices in a building.
Williamson was arrested last February after a raid on two of his buildings in downtown Mammoth Spring Ark.
The raid was conducted by the Fulton County Sheriff’s Department and the Arkansas State Police. Police found six gaming devices in his building on the 200 block of Main Street and a cash box in the other where coupons were being redeemed.
Williamson operates the StateLine Steakhouse, State Line Gas and Ozark Heritage Mall and Accents of Christmas in Mammoth Spring and Thayer, Mo.
Should Williamson complete his SIS without further incident, he will be able to file a motion to seal his record.
To view the sentencing order, click Dorsey Williamson sentencing 10-26-15
Williamson was represented by attorney Larry Kissee of Ash Flat, Ark. Kissee said Williamson paid his fines today.