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A Turner County man is now in custody after he had a standoff with deputies for about two hours Saturday evening. Sheriff Andy Hester says deputies were called to the home of Ricky Nelson on CoverdaleMore >>
A man had a standoff with Turner County deputies for about two hours Saturday evening.More >>
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Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event. This may seem like a regularMore >>
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event.More >>
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A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times. It happened around 3:15pm Saturday, near the 1500 block of U.S. Highway 19. Officials say John Earley wasMore >>
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times.More >>
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Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, announced some road closures beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, in downtown Albany.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 10:55 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:55:46 GMT
Not going out of town for Memorial Day? Don't worry, the Albany Panthers want to make sure you have a good weekend as they host their first ever beer fest. You can sample more than 20 types of beer SaturdayMore >>
Not going out of town for Memorial Day? Don't worry, the Albany Panthers want to make sure you have a good weekend as they host their first ever beer fest.More >>
October 6, 2007
Moultrie -- When you see the house on First Avenue Southwest in Moultrie; you would think it was abandoned. But what you find inside would prove otherwise.
"Officers received a call in reference to animal cruelty. When they came here there were signs of dog fighting," said Sergeant Alfonzo Cook of the Moultrie Police Department.
Dog fighting investigators believe may have taken place right next door to where the pitt bulls were kept. 25 year-old Xavier Barber was arrested and charged. When asked if Barber had any comments, he didn't want to say anything about his charges.
Packaging from meat, blood stains on the floor, and beer cans are all evidence of the crime. "From what I understand the dogs were malnourished and showed signs that they were used in either dog fighting or in the training of the dogs to fight," said Sgt. Cook.
The pitt bulls were kept in small kennels in Barber's backyard at 805 First Avenue Southwest. Some of them were even on heavy chains when they were confiscated.
But police are expecting to come across dog fighting more often. "A lot of it is probably not seen or not come into light yet, but with the latest publicity some of it will come into light a lot quicker than we think it will," said Sgt. Cook.
A crime officers are ready to keep off the streets of Georgia. All of the pitt bulls are at the Humane Society of Colquitt County where they will be held for five days and then put to sleep.
Police say you should notify them if you have any suspicions or know of any dog fighting that is taking place.