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Dog-fighting ring in Littlerock: 12 arrested

June 24, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
Twelve people were arrested Saturday after a tip led to an alleged dog-fighting ring in the Littlerock area near Palmdale.

The Humane Society was told about a man who was taking his dog to be involved in a fight. When Los Angeles County deputies followed up on the tip, they found eight pit bulls and a dog-fighting ring inside a home on the 8900 block of East Avenue T-12.

The suspects were identified as: 48-year-old Paul Manuel Wilhite, 46-year-old Kevin Benard Thomas, 36-year-old Adan Manzo, 36-year-old Jeffrey Reyes Tedtaotao, 58-year-old Cornelius Bailey, 35-year-old Cornelius Bailey III, 44-year-old Theron Lee Mahone, 47-year-old Julio A. Chavez, 62-year-old Herman Ceasar, 43-year-old Jeremy Maril Anderson, 37-year-old Miguel Angel Leon and 60-year-old George Allen Jones.

The dogs were all turned over to county animal control officers. Those who were arrested face felony charges.


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