Arkansas man accused of running Harrison gambling den sued by vendor

HARRISON, Ark. (KY3) – Daniel Scallorn, 33, the Green Forest man accused of operating multiple gambling dens, filed a complaint against him by the company that supplied him with ‘slots’ type gambling machines .

Dark Knight Vending of Little Rock filed suit in the Civil Division of Pulaski County Circuit Court. The case involves violations of a five-year contract executed in early 2021 or the placement of machines in the two “Platinum Internet Lounges”.

In July, Harrison’s salon, which is part of the Liberty Plaza Mall, was raided by officers from the Harrison Police Department and the 14th Judicial District Drug Task Force. Officers took 33 slot machines and over $50,000 in cash.

Since then, nearby businesses say the area has improved.

” It is going much better. We don’t have to worry about people hanging around here, getting into cars, or just causing trouble anymore, said Good Guys Pizza manager Madison Ivy. “I just don’t think there is a legal way.”

Ivy said Good Guys had issues with burglaries and car thefts when the salon was open, even in broad daylight.

“It’s been a lot quieter. The traffic there has lightened up. You don’t see people coming in and out all day,” said Latisha Cook, general manager of Jackson Hewitt Tax Services. has definitely calmed down here.”

Since being charged with operating a gambling den in multiple counties, Scallorn has pleaded not guilty in Baxter County. All known locations it is connected to have been “temporarily closed”.

KY3 reached out to Dark Knight Vending and the company’s attorney on Wednesday, neither of whom returned a comment.

According to the lawsuit, when Dark Horse Vending became aware of this situation, a letter was sent to Scallorn to make arrangements to retrieve the machines that were in the Berryville and Green Forest locations. The lawsuit claims that Scallorn moved equipment from the two “salons” to a location that was not mentioned in the lawsuit. He allegedly called Dark Knight Vending’s attorney and arranged for the Little Rock-based company to take possession of the property.

In the amounts stated in the lawsuit, Dark Knight Vending is seeking over $500,000 in damages.

According to court records, Scallorn is scheduled to appear in Baxter County Court for a final hearing later this month, with a jury trial scheduled for January 3.

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