Police in Georgia have arrested a person for allegedly breeding and coaching 106 pit bulls for canine preventing, in keeping with a information launch.
Vincent Lemark Burrell, 55, was arrested by the Paulding County Sheriff’s Workplace on Tuesday at his house about 30 miles from Atlanta after a protracted investigation for his alleged function within the “huge canine preventing operation.”
Detectives discovered unvaccinated pit bulls on the suspect’s house that have been left exterior for days on finish and tied to bushes or metallic stumps within the floor “utilizing giant and intensely heavy logging chains and thick collars.” A few of the pit bulls have been emaciated whereas others have been very sturdy and aggressive in the direction of different canines, in keeping with police.
There have been additionally canines within the suspect’s basement, the place the presence and powerful odor of excrement and urine made authorities need to put on protecting tools to enter the house.
“Circumstances the place canines have been being housed, each inside and on the outside of this property, weren’t match for people, a lot much less canines,” the sheriff’s workplace mentioned within the assertion.
The canines have been taken by authorities to numerous rescue amenities.
Burrell was arrested with out incident and charged with felony counts of cruelty to animals and canine preventing. He stays on the Paulding County Jail the place he is being held with out bond.
It’s not clear as of Sunday if Burrell has an lawyer.
Paulding County authorities together with the sheriff’s workplace and the marshal’s bureau have secured a number of search warrants for Burrell’s house and are investigating. The sheriff’s workplace is anticipating over 100 extra counts towards the suspect.
Detectives are asking anybody with data on this case to come back ahead.