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29 people accused of cockfighting in Desha County

By The Associated Press

This article was published March 3, 2014 at 9:02 a.m.

KELSO — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission says officers have discovered a suspected cockfighting operation in Desha County.

The commission said 29 people were arrested Sunday in a rural area of Desha County near Kelso. The commission said in a statement Monday that two wildlife officers were on a routine patrol when they found a large gathering of people.

Once closer, the officers discovered 20 live chickens and 10 dead chickens at the scene. The commission said officers arrested 29 adult men on misdemeanor animal-cruelty charges. Two minors were also at the scene, but they were not arrested. Ten people were also charged with fleeing a wildlife officer.

Authorities said the suspects are due in court April 1 in Dumas.

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Countymayor says... March 3, 2014 at 12:01 p.m.

Pretty astute crime solving work by the officers.

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Lakeview says... March 3, 2014 at 2:04 p.m.

Considering the area, these officers have courage. This type rural nonsense can be stoped

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NoCrossNoCrown says... March 3, 2014 at 5:18 p.m.

Michael Vick's cuzzin' maybe???
Should be banned from working at Tysons or any decent job and thrown in Tucker Max prison too.
We can follow them around, after they serve their time, and harass them for being so cruel to those animals and call them ugly hateful names.
....cause we are better people than them

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