Man accused of having gambling machines turns himself in

Jerry Michael Wilder/J Reuben Long Detention Center

The owner of a Little River business that Horry County police raided and seized what they call illegal gambling machines turned himself into police Friday.

Jerry Michael Wilder of Longs is charged with keeping unlawful gaming tables. He's out of jail on a $1,000 bond.

Wilder owns the Wine and Time store off Highway 9.

Tuesday, police seized computers in the store they say were being used for illegal internet sweepstakes terminals.

Five customers who were playing the games when police executed a search warrant were given tickets for misdemeanor charges.

Two employees were also cited. They also turned themselves into police Friday and are out on bond.