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Dog fighting case still active

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ASHBURN, GA (WALB) -

GBI agents continue to investigate a dog fighting ring after arresting 7 south Georgia suspects.

They confiscated 42 pit bulls during raids last Wednesday.

Federal prosecutors say Tedrick Jackson, William Burns and Otha Hopkins from Albany along with Arthur Clark of Sumner, Michael Bass of Ashburn and Timothy Hopkins of Hiram operated a dog fight gambling operation called 229 Boys Kennels for four years.

Agents say dogfight is almost always connected to other crimes.

"You will find gangs, gang activity and illegal drugs associated with dog fighting. We have learned that dog fighting typically occurs at night and children attend the fight," said Kim Baker.

The indictment said the suspects would kill dogs they no longer wanted to fight by beating them in the head with hammers repeatedly throwing them on the ground or other inhumane methods.

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