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Betting expert arrested on felony warrants

Posted at 6:04 PM, Apr 29, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS -- Sports betting expert and writer Christopher Price was arrested Thursday in Indianapolis on numerous outstanding felony warrants, after more than a year of evading arrest.

Price has offered gambling advice on the Dan Dakich show on 1070 the Fan, and has also written numerous articles about sports betting.

Among the charges pending in Marion County and Hamilton County—intimidation, harassment, theft, fraud on a financial institution and possession of a controlled substance.

Greg Rakestraw, program director for 1070 The Fan, and host Dan Dakich said Price called into the show several times during football season to offer gambling advice to listeners, but was never employed by the radio station.

“Once we found out about his felony warrants, we stopped using him,” said Rakestraw.

According a probable cause, Price raped his ex-girlfriend and threatened to send sexual videos and pictures to her friends, the Carmel school where she worked, and to an amateur porn site.

In an interview with police, Price denied raping the woman but admitted to putting a pillow over her face and to telling her that he was going to send the videos and pictures to her workplace.

“Yeah, I’m a (expletive),” Price told police.

Police found Price used multiple phones to harass the woman, and posed as a female friend of Price.

He was charged with intimidation and harassment, but court records show Price failed to appear in court in June 2014 and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

In February 2015, Price was charged with theft and fraud of a financial institution in Hamilton County for executing a scheme to obtain money by posing as a worker with Renew Services. 

Records show a warrant was issued for Price in February 2015.

Price is also accused of stealing an umbrella from a department store and possession of controlled substances, both 2014 cases in which Price failed to appear.

Dan Dakich said Price, also known as 59 Theorem, heard from Twitter followers about Price’s felony warrants.

“He was good at what he did, but we stopped using him,” said Dakich.

"Mr. Price was an infrequent contributor and was never employed by Pro Football Spot, "A Pro Football Spot spokesperson said in a statement. "Our working relationship with Mr. Price was strained at the best of times. We wholeheartedly condemn his alleged despicable actions."

Call 6 Investigates was unable to reach one of the online publications wrote for, Pro Football Spot, for comment.

Price is still in the Marion County jail and is due in court next week on several criminal charges.