Authorities break up dog fighting ring

By Charles Herrington - bio | email

JEFFERSON DAVIS COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - At least eight people have been arrested for their alleged involvement in a dog fighting ring.

Officials said they received a tip Sunday afternoon there was a dog fight ongoing on Carl Griffith Lane in Jeff Davis County.

Authorities said when they responded, several people saw them coming and ran. About 20 cars were towed away.

At least five dogs have been found with serious injuries. Those animals have been turned over to the humane society.

Officials with the Jefferson Davis Sheriff's Department; Bassfield Police Department; Prentiss Police Department; Mississippi Highway Patrol; and Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks are searching for more people who might have been involved.

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