Former Flint Police Chief Pleads in Illegal Gambling Case

A former Flint police chief pleaded no contest on Wednesday to charges of operating an illegal gambling facility.

According to the Michigan Attorney General’s Office and Michigan Gaming Control Board, 70-year-old William Bradford Barksdale plead no contest to one count of Gambling Violations, a 5-year felony, and one count of Reckless Use of a Firearm, a 90-day misdemeanor. Barksdale was accused of operating West Point Arcade along with Alvin and Adam Crossnoe, who both plead guilty in their 2021 cases and were sentenced to probation.

Barksdale is scheduled to be sentenced in Genesee County Circuit Court on April 14th.