LOWNDES CO., GA (WALB) - Two men convicted for their roles in dog fighting were sentenced in federal court Wednesday.
Raymond Lee Hendrix of Echols County was sentenced to 16 months in prison after pleading guilty.
Willie Henderson of Lowndes County was sentenced to 7 years and 9 months in prison after also pleading guilty.
They were convicted of conspiracy and sponsoring a dog in an animal fighting ring.
In their plea agreements, Hendrix and Henderson admitted that between January 2008 and August 2013, they operated Clyattville Kennels, maintaining and training American Pit Bull Terriers for other dog fighters for a "tipping fee."
Documents also showed they admitted to breeding and registering American Pit Bull Terriers and Participating in organized dog fight gambling events throughout the Southeast.