Man Charged In Connection With Alleged Dog Fighting Ring
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A man has been charged in connection with an alleged dog fighting ring at his Davidson County home.
Officials with the Metro Nashville Police Department said 34-year-old Michael Davis was charged Friday with 27 counts of felony animal fighting and three counts of misdemeanor animal cruelty.
On Tuesday, 38 dogs were removed from Davis’ property on Pewitt Road in Nashville. He has been in jail since April 12 on unrelated drug charges.
The raid on Pewitt Road was the result of an investigation into a major heroin and cocaine trafficking organization in the city. While officers were at his home executing a drug search, they discovered the dogs. Two new search warrants for dog fighting were eventually executed.
Police said evidence gathered at the scene strongly implicated Davis in the alleged dog fighting ring.
On Friday, 27 pit bulls and one bulldog remained at Metro Animal Care and Control. One of the dogs was fatally wounded Tuesday evening, after it somehow escaped from its kennel and got into a fight with the other dogs.
As a result of the investigation, two workers for the Metro Animal Care have been placed on administrative leave.
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