ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A Dougherty County man denies there was any dog fighting on his property, as police probe what exactly happened over the weekend.
Clinton Trice said Sunday was a living hell for him, as police investigated a report of dog fighting on his property.
On Monday he showed records over the 20 years he has lived on Hardup Road, where he has been investigated by police, usually because of reports from anonymous neighbors.
"[I was] never charged with nothing," said Trice. "I'm tired. I'm tired."
About 11:45 a.m. on Sunday, officers went to Trice's home after a neighbor reported dog fighting. But Trice says it feels like he's being harassed.
"It's false reports," Trice said. "But looks like the police should have better sense in justifying the false reports, when they've been here [on] numerous occasions. Don't I have some rights when you know that people lie?"
Police found 24 dogs chained on Trice's property, along with two injured dogs running loose.
Dougherty County Police Lt. Chad Kirkpatrick said the two injured dogs were at the edge of the wood line, and not properly restrained.
They did have fresh wounds on their faces," he added.
"We've had problems," Trice said. "They drop dogs. Anybody knows in the country they drop dogs out here all the time."
Police seized the dogs and gathered evidence, as they continue to look into the reports.
"Right now no arrests have been made, and it's something we're still investigating," said Kirkpatrick.
Trice has little hope he will get his dogs back from authorities.
"I'd love to have them back," he said, "because I know they ain't going to do nothing but put them to sleep."
Trice denies the dog fighting reports, and says he just wants it all to stop.
Investigators ask anyone with information about dog fighting reports on Hardup Road to call Dougherty County Police at 229-430-6600.