Sunday, December 7, 2008

Man Charged In Dog Fighting Ring

A western Kentucky man has been charged with evidence tampering as part of an investigation into a possible dog fighting ring.

Thomas Timmons was arrested Friday in connection with the dumping of 11 dead pit bulls into the Clark's River. Police say the 30-year old shot 11 dogs in the head, then put them in his truck and drove to McCracken County where he allegedly dumped their carcasses over a bridge.

The investigation stems from the discovery of 72 pit bulls in two places in Graves County back in November. The next day, McCracken County authorities found the dead pit bulls.

27-year old Amy Deberry and 29-year old Joana Deberry were arrested on 30 felony counts of cruelty to animals.

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