Cottonville residents arrested on gambling charges

Two residents at a Cottonville address were recently arrested on multiple gambling charges.

Patrick and Patinesia Davis of 12845 Cottonville Road were arrested by the Stanly County Sheriff’s Office for the state’s Department of Public Safety, specifically the Alcohol Law Enforcement (ALE) division.

Both defendants were charged with four felony counts of operating five or more gaming machines along with four misdemeanor counts each of operating/possessing a slot machine, operating an electronic sweepstakes, operating video gaming machines, the manufacture/sale of slot machines and gambling.

According to Erin Bean, a special agent and public information officer with ALE, the suspects were allegedly operating a gambling establishment out of a residential property at the Cottonville address and at David Scrap Metal LLC, also on the same property.