Deputies find suspected dog fighting ring

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Two people were arrested after Meriwether County sheriff’s deputies and the Upson County Multi-Jurisdictional Narcotics Task Force discovered six dogs in poor health and evidence of a dog fighting pit while serving a search warrant on a home in the 300 block of Chew Road in Manchester.

Tavoris Reshawn Reeves, 24, and a second person were taken into custody on Thursday and taken to the Meriwether County Jail.

Deputies found the presence of marijuana, a firearm and ammunition, along with six dogs in poor living conditions, said Meriwether County Sheriff Chuck Smith. The animals also had wounds and scars consistent with dog fighting, he said.

Investigators later located evidence of a dog fighting pit on unoccupied land directly across the road from the residence, the sheriff said. The Meriwether County Animal Control took possession of the animals.

Reeves was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, misdemeanor marijuana possession and cruelty to animals. He was denied bond due to a probation violation.

The other suspect was charged with misdemeanor marijuana possession and misdemeanor cruelty to animals.

Entering autos

• One man was arrested at the Citgo Food Mart at 103 Commerce Ave. about 10:20 p.m. Monday after he entered a car while intoxicated. LaGrange police officers responded after someone spotted the suspect pulling on door handles and looking into vehicles, a police report states. He was arrested and charged with entering auto and public drunkenness.

• A woman reported her purse was stolen from her SUV when it was parked at a business at 206 W. Haralson St. Friday evening while she attended a concert at the Sweetland Amphitheater. The woman said her Michael Kors purse, $300 cash, bank cards, Louis Vuitton makeup bag and wallet were all taken from the vehicle. The items were worth an estimated $1,200.

• A man called LaGrange police to Lee’s Crossing Apartments at 119 Old Airport Road about 7:15 p.m. Sunday after discovering someone broke into his 2012 Dodge Avenger. The victim said $100 cash, a Burgundy brand leather wallet, child support debit card, three social security cards and a driver’s license were taken from the center console of the car. The victim told police he forgot to lock the doors to the vehicle.

Public Safety Reports

By Melanie Ruberti

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