February 4, 2010 9:54:00 AM
Clay County Sheriff''s Department deputies have arrested one man and continue searching for at least three more in connection with a dog-fighting operation discovered Sunday night.
According to reports, officers were notified late Sunday evening of a possible dog-fighting ring near Jack Dill Road, located approximately five miles east of Old Waverly Road.
After arriving at the scene, deputies discovered four men in connection with the dog-fighting ring, which led to the apprehension of Fredrick Jamal Robinson, 23, of 214 Railroad Road.
Three others who were with Robinson fled on foot, evading arrest.
"Dog fighting is a bad problem in any county, we are no exception," said Chief Deputy Eddie Scott, who noted dog fighting is a felony. Dog fighting carries a maximum penalty of one to three years in jail, if participating and one year in jail if watching.
"We are looking for anyone who has information regarding this crime," Scott said.
After Robinson was arrested, Scott said deputies seized three vehicles and three dogs, all pit bulls, in conjunction with the fighting.
Anyone with information about the crime are asked to contact the Clay County Sheriff''s Department at 662-494-5152 or Golden Triangle Crime Stoppers at 1-800-530-7151.
m commented at 2/4/2010 5:04:00 PM:
only a sorry excuse of a human being would have ANYTHING to do with dog fighting. lock em up and throw away the key!
Diane Hatfield commented at 2/4/2010 9:13:00 PM:
These people should be punished to the fullest extent of the law.make an example of them and hopefully it will let others know this is not going to be tolerated.1st strike and you are out.A big fine and jail time.
I have a pit that I have raised from 6 mos old.He is not mean,I have no problems from him.Pits are very loving dogs,treated right.
ENOUGH of the slaps on the wrists and turning your heads.
CJW commented at 2/4/2010 10:54:00 PM:
If people must have their fight pits and blood soaked bodies...let the human owners of these dogs fight each other! They have the power of "choice". Animals tearing each other apart for the "enjoyment" of humans is the most dispictable act. The courts need to take any type of animal fighting seriously. I am all for doubling or even tripling the sentences. Criminal laws also need to be put into play with the people that breed these animals for fighting purposes. We need to hold our judicial system responsible for ending this injustice!
Raoul Duke commented at 2/5/2010 12:23:00 AM:
I have to agree with the comment CJW posted. This activity is a travesty. Pit Bulls are not naturally viscious. they are made that way through inhumane treatment and abuse. My family has ownrd and raised Pits for years and we have never had an aggressive dog. This is a good example of "nature vs nuture". I think the idea of giving a offeders a taste of what they have supjucted these innocent animals to would be a good start to their punishment. Force them to fight until death and then if one (or more) is still standing, prosecute them to the very fullest extent of the law with added time and incarcerate them in the worst possible conditions. I have no tolerence for anyone who exploites any creature that we as the supposedly superior species abuse. they deserve NO consideration. I shouldn't say it I guess, but if I had found them I ost likely would have done something that would have saved the state from having to bother trying them. Words cannot describe how despicable I find their actions. Pray a crooked lawyer does not get them off easily. They deserve the absolute worst that could happen to them.Hopefully they get it!
Bo commented at 2/5/2010 5:44:00 AM:
I heard this was at Chevy's house.
Vick commented at 2/5/2010 9:31:00 AM:
If Mike Vick served maximum punishment on the first offense and ended his career, then that should be the standard for all violators! No excuses! He is living with his bad decision in life currently; therefore, it should be the same for everybody else! MAXIMUM PUNISHMENT!!
Matt commented at 2/5/2010 9:58:00 AM:
I think some of the people that are so appalled by dog fighting go to youtube and search for cruelty to animals in a meat factory. Do only dogs deserve not to be tortured? Cows throats are cut, tracheas removed, and live long after this is done. They die slowly bodies shaking as they bleed to death. I think if this is legal then so should dog fighting.
Dog commented at 2/5/2010 10:44:00 AM:
Some dogs are like politicians and love to fight!!!!!!
Rooster commented at 2/5/2010 10:46:00 AM:
I like watching Roosters fight.
Craig commented at 2/5/2010 11:10:00 AM:
Mike didnt serve any time for dogfighting. He went to jail for raqueteering(sp?). And to the moron that said, "dogs are like politicians....." there is a reason its called fight or flight response. Dogs fight because they think they will die you idiot; or unless they were TRAINED to do so like so many people around here do. Of course, those are the ones who are too scared to fight themselves. I say fry em.
Craig commented at 2/5/2010 1:33:00 PM:
Yes, let us compare bleeding out painlessly and going numb versus having an ear, foot, or any large chunk of skin BITTEN off by dull teeth for the shear entertainment of the dogs piece of trash owner. Or the fact that this underbelly of society has its own organization for forced breeding,dogs raised in one by two crates, are thrown to the streets if standards for fighting are not met, are brutally abused their ENTIRE life to make them more aggressive, teeth ripped out to be a bait dog to train new fighters.... Yeah, that really compares to living in and on a peaceful farm until slaughtered. And actually that animal cruelty IS illegal if you did your research, save for four states including Mississippi(as in only a misdemeanor not felony). But we, friends and I included, help do something about it by signing a petition to make it a felony in Mississippi to treat ANY ANIMAL in a cruel way. What did you do? Try to justify cruelty of one animal by cruelty of another. Good job, might as well be a PETA member.
goat roper commented at 2/5/2010 1:33:00 PM:
Rooster you are so stupid!!! why dont you all just go rope some billy goats...
david commented at 2/5/2010 1:37:00 PM:
why don't we put the three idiots fighting dogs in a cage and let them fight till they kill each other that way we dont have to pay for them to get f_ _ ked in the a_ _ in a state jail somewhere
Tasty commented at 2/5/2010 10:36:00 PM:
I am a member of "PETA"----People eating tasty animals. I think will BBQ a beagle next.
Tim commented at 2/8/2010 5:16:00 PM:
I have eaten several dogs and find them quite delicous. they are real good when served on a milk gravy.
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