Two men enter guilty pleas in west side gambling ring

Posted at 9:31 AM, Oct 20, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-20 09:31:43-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Two men have entered guilty pleas to charges stemming from a gambling ring run out of a west side bar.

Barry Lott, 66, of Byron Center, and Mark Stouten, 73, of Grand Rapids, pleaded guilty to one charge each of Gambling & Taking Bets Monday.  The plea means other charges, including conspiracy and possession of gambling paraphernalia, were dropped.

Police told FOX that they received a tip last year of illegal betting going on inside Putt Putt’s Bar on West Fulton Street.

A third man, Kevin Michael McKenny, 39, is also charged in the gambling ring.