Deputies Bust Large Dog Fighting Ring on AL/MS State Line

WASHINGTON COUNTY, ALABAMA-  Washington County Sheriff Richard Stringer says deputies and officers from multiple agencies broke up what is believed to be a large dog fighting ring overnight.

The sheriff says 23 people were arrested near an abandoned home on Highway 45 at the state line between Alabama and Mississippi.

Of the people who were arrested, the sheriff says under state law even spectators at dog fights can be charged with a felony.

Stringer says officials from the Alabama Conservation Department and their  K-9 Unit along with State Line police, Wayne County deputies and others helped in this investigation.

He says 41 cars had to be towed from the site on Highway 45 Saturday night.

Three of the four dogs seized are seen here and are in the care of a WCSO deputy.

   

Just one person was hit with an additional charge of drug possession.  According to the WCSO jail log, these 23 have so far been charged with dog fighting between Saturday and Sunday.

  

 

fullname

arrest date
KENNETH BELL1/15/2017
DARRYL BERRY1/15/2017
SHARON BERRY1/15/2017
MARANDA FENTON1/15/2017
TIMOTHY FINCH1/15/2017
LATRELL GRAY1/15/2017
BRIAN D. JOHNSON1/15/2017
DERICK JONES1/15/2017
CHANTARIA KIRBY1/15/2017
KEMMA KIRBY1/14/2017
ROLANDA KIRBY1/14/2017
SHAEINKA KIRBY1/14/2017
THELMA KIRBY1/14/2017
JESSICA MICHELLE LEVERETTE1/14/2017
DEMARCUS MOODY1/15/2017
SMITH PARNELL1/15/2017
ANA SPOTTS1/15/2017
SHARON TATUM1/15/2017
KENYORA TODD1/15/2017
CHASTIEY TURNER1/14/2017
KAPRIANNA WALKER1/15/2017
KELVIN WALKER1/15/2017
CHARLES WILEY1/15/2017


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