Friday, November 28, 2008

Officials: little progress in dogfighting probe

The Associated Press

PADUCAH, Ky. -- Investigators in western Kentucky say there's been little progress in an investigation of a possible dogfighting ring in the area.

McCracken County Sheriff Jon Hayden told The Paducah Sun that multiple tips have come in, but few have led anywhere.

The investigation stems from the discovery of 72 pit bulls in two places in Graves County on Nov. 5. The next day, McCracken County authorities found 11 dead pit pulls that had been shot in the head in Clark's River. In both cases, Hayden said, the dogs had scars consistent with fighting.

Two people, 27-year-old Amy DeBerry and 29-year-old Joanal DeBerry were arrested on 30 felony counts of cruelty to animals. The DeBerrys, who owned the dogs, are due back in Graves District Court on Wednesday.

Information from: The Paducah Sun,

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