Man cleared in dog fighting investigation

Man cleared in dog fighting investigation

Valdosta police clear a man of dog fighting allegations and arrest his wife for lying to police.

40-year-old Melody Bell is now charged with one count of giving a false statement.

When police responded to a domestic dispute at the couple's home on 2nd Avenue on April 6th, Mrs. Bell accused James Bell the third of dog fighting.

Mr. Bell was cited for multiple counts of rabies violations and having too many dogs.

Police seized 14 dogs from the home while they investigated and charged James Bell with multiple violations of the city's pet ordinance.

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