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Illegal Dogfighting Operation Busted, Suspect Faces a hundred thirty five Years In jail

Illegal Dogfighting Operation Busted, Suspect Faces 135 Years In Prison

Officials in Sumter County, South geographic area busted an enormous dogfighting ring that light-emitting diode to twenty-seven dogs being reclaimed from a lifetime of horror. The suspect, Alva Timmons Ridgeway, currently faces a combined total of a hundred thirty-five years in jail and $135,000 in fines if he's found guilty.

In addition to seizing the dogs, deputies found instrumentality in keeping with dogfighting. The dogs have taken over show signs of bites, scars, abuse, and injury. Sadly, one among the dogs taken over died a couple of days later from associate degree infection.

In a statement to the media, peace officer Anthony Dennis aforementioned, “We wish to save lots of as several dogs as we will; however, we tend to conjointly wish to shield the general public ought to a number of these dogs be too aggressive to require a home. we tend to appreciate the community’s encouragement to this point and also the offers to foster or adopt these dogs.”

The suspect signed the animals over to the county, and a medico has confirmed the multiple injuries they suffered.

Authorities discharged pictures of a number of the dogs to the media. Meantime, Ridgeway has additionally been charged with twenty four counts of crime sick treatment of animals, 3 counts of law-breaking ill-treatment of animals, one count of facilitating animal fighting and molestation, one count of possession of a small-arm by a violent felon and one count of possession of a taken vehicle valued at quite $10,000.

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