Englewood Man Charged With Dog Fighting

CHICAGO (STMW) — An Englewood man is facing felony dog fighting charges.

Cook County sheriff’s officers and Chicago Police executed a search warrant Friday at Larue Jackson’s home in the 6300 block of South Throop Street, where investigators had received tips about dog fights happening, according to sheriff’s office spokeswoman Sophia Ansari.

They found 13 dogs, 12 of them without food or water, Ansari said. Some of them had scars consistent with fighting, and blood spattered the basement floor.

Another dog was found dead in the backyard. Jackson, 57, also had “items indicative of dogfighting,” such as bite sticks, dog medications and fighting ledgers, Ansari said.

A judge on Monday ordered him held on a $100,000 bond, and he is due back in court Tuesday.

Officers also found items indicative of dogfighting such as bite sticks, canine medications and fighting ledgers.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2015. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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