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Deputies seize poker machines from bar

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John Calvin Sikes (Source: Orangeburg County Sheriff's Department) John Calvin Sikes (Source: Orangeburg County Sheriff's Department)
EUTAWVILLE, SC (WIS) -

The owner of a Eutawville bar was arrested after Orangeburg County Sheriff's deputies say they found poker machines in his business.

Deputies arrested 62-year-old John Calvin Sikes Friday.  The Sheriff's Department says deputies were checking alcohol licenses at JB Fish Tales Bar on Old Number Six Highway when they saw three sweepstakes machines on a countertop. Sikes told deputies that he had been told by an agent with the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division that the machines were illegal.

Sikes is charged with unlawful possession of a gambling device.  He is out on $5,000 bond.

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