Running out of luck: Texas man arrested after probation officer sees Facebook post about casino trip


Nov. 4 2021, Published 9:09 a.m. ET

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A man in Texas is under arrest and his probation revoked after he placed a losing bet by allegedly leaving the state to go to a casino and then posting about the trip on social media.

On Nov. 2, Wichita County police arrested Jeramy Brown on a warrant and ordered him held without bail when the district attorney’s office learned he allegedly violated his 10-year probation sentence.

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According to prosecutors, Brown allegedly ignored probation restrictions by leaving Texas without permission, going to the River Star Casino in Terrell, Oklahoma — an establishment that serves alcohol — and using drugs, KFDX reported.

Authorities said when a probation officer confronted Brown about an online post about the forbidden getaway to Oklahoma, he allegedly responded, “Oh, I guess I should take that down off Facebook."

In 2015, a judge ordered Brown be placed on probation for 10 years after he was caught with over 50 items related to identity theft, according to KJTL.

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The television station reported that Brown was involved in the scheme in order to help former computer programming businessowner Kyle King, his codefendant on the case, pay for meth to feed King’s drug habit.

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King was convicted for stealing over 100 customers’ personal details and using the information to obtain fraudulent loans in his victims’ names.

King had his probation revoked last year after he allegedly stole a camera and tested positive for using alcohol, among other violations.

A judge eventually placed King back on probation but with added restrictions.


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