A search warrant was executed during the evening of Feb. 25 at the residence of Jimmy Jacobs, located at 3541 McLeod Road in Maxton, N.C. Twenty-five people were arrested on charges ranging from dog fighting and animal cruelty to being spectators at a dog fight. The spectators included North Carolina residents as well as individuals…

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SWAINSBORO, GA (WTOC) – An Emanuel County man was arrested and 18 dogs were seized in what lawmen called an “organized and coordinated” dog fighting and training operation. Sheriff’s deputies and GBI agents arrested William Panick of Gar Road in Oak Park. Lawmen acted on tips from the Atlanta Humane Society and Norred and Associates,…

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According to Sheriff J. Tyson Stephens, Emanuel County Investigators, working with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, East Central Georgia Drug Task Force, served a search warrant and one arrest was made for dog fighting on Gar Road in Oak Park. Norred & Associates Inc, an Atlanta private security firm, initiated an investigation that began two…

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By MIKE STUCKA GORDON, GA – Authorities said they seized 70 dogs and found the decomposed remains of several more Thursday morning in raids on suspected Wilkinson County dogfighting operations. One female dog’s right ear had been nearly ripped in two, and both its ears were covered in what appeared to be dried blood. Nearby,…

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Law enforcement officers searched two suspected dog-fighting operations in Gordon and Wilkinson County. Wilkinson County Sheriff Richard Chatman says his office arrested 42-year-old Christopher A. Williams for cruelty to animals at a home off Highway 57. He says his deputies found more than 58 abused dogs living in the woods at the site. Sgt. Andy…

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