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    Default NC: Man charged with dog fighting in Randolph County

    Man charged with dog fighting in Randolph County
    Tuesday, May 25, 2010
    (Updated 5:08 pm)
    Staff Reports

    FRANKLINVILLE — A Randolph County man has been charged with dog fighting and animal cruelty.

    Members of the Randolph County sheriff’s office and health department and the Humane Society searched a residence at 3910 Cool Springs Church Road Extension in Franklinville. The search came after authorities received information from the Bedford County (Va.) Sheriff’s Office of the arrest of Jeffrey Lynn Denny, 36, according to the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office.

    Authorities searched Denny’s home on Monday and seized 16 dogs, dog fighting paraphernalia, eight guns, ammunition and drug paraphernalia. Denny is charged with 16 counts of dog fighting and baiting, 11 counts of animal cruelty and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

    He is being held in jail in Virginia without bond.

    Man charged with dog fighting in Randolph County : News-Record.com : Greensboro the Triad's most trusted source for local news and analysis

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    N.C. man arrested on dogfighting charges in Bedford County
    By Scott Leamon
    WSLS-10
    Published: May 25, 2010

    The Humane Society of the United States confirmed on Tuesday the arrest of a North Carolina man in Bedford County on a charge of dogfighting.

    Online court records show Jeffrey Denny is charged with one misdemeanor count of animal fighting.

    The Humane Society*s animal fighting campaign manager, John Goodwin, said Denny is one of only a handful of “transporters” in the illegal world of dogfighting.

    Transporters are paid to bring female pit bulls to customers in order to breed for dogfighting purposes, Goodwin said.

    Goodwin said authorities in Randolph County, N.C., raided Denny*s property at about the same time as his arrest in Bedford County.

    The Humane Society*s brand new mobile crime lab assisted authorities in the investigation, Goodwin said. He said it was the first alleged animal abuse case in which the society has used the crime lab.

    N.C. man arrested on dogfighting charges in Bedford County | Lynchburg News Advance

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    Default Update: Undercover Sting Leads to Dog Fighting Arrest

    Update: Undercover Sting Leads to Dog Fighting Arrest
    posted 7:01 pm Wed May 26, 2010 - Beford Co., VA
    reporter: Jeremy Mills posted by: Amy Foster
    from ABC 13 - Update: Undercover Sting Leads to Dog Fighting Arrest|ABC 13

    Bedford County authorities say they've dealt a huge blow to a national dog fighting ring by locking up one of its top breeders.

    The Bedford County Sheriff's Office announced Wednesday that they arrested Jeffrey Denny, 36, of North Carolina in an undercover sting at the Exxon in Montvale Monday night.

    Denny was there to sell a female pit bull and planned on driving to Charleston, West Virginia to sell another dog, authorities say.

    He has been charged with two counts of transporting animals for the purpose of fighting.

    Investigators say Denny has delivered dogs all over the country, and they believe he's responsible for hundreds of dog fighting deaths.

    The good news is the two dogs taken from him are now in an animal shelter, saved from a life of violence.

    Deputies say he has a reputation for breeding good fighting pit bulls.

    "Mr. Denny is a nationally known and admitted dog fighter," Bedford County Sheriff Mike Brown said. "He's acknowledged that he's sold hundreds of game-bred dogs throughout the United States."

    Investigators seized Denny's mini-van, rigged to transport multiple dogs. These dogs were going for $900 apiece. The business of dog fighting is reported to be a multi-million dollar industry.

    "And not too many of them put in 1099s to the IRS," Brown said with a laugh.

    Two dogs confiscated by Bedford Co. authorities

    The US Humane Society says they've had Denny at the top of their watch list for months.

    "He's been a long-standing breeder of dogs that are for the purpose of fighting," US Humane Society Cruelty Investigator Chris Schindler said.

    They're certain word of his arrest will get around.

    "It's this effort that's going to send a ripple effect cross the country to other animal fighters that this crime is not going to be tolerated," Schindler said.

    And they say the goal is to save the lives of dogs.

    "Save possibly hundreds and hundreds of other dogs from being maimed and killed in the most gruesome way," Brown said.

    Authorities in Randolph County, North Carolina also seized 16 pit bulls from Denny's home. They've charged him with 16 counts of dog fighting and 11 counts of cruelty to animals.

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