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Alabama Man Accused Of Running Dogfighting Operation Involving Nearly 90 Dogs, Sheriff Says

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Source: Lauderdale County Detention Center; UNSPLASH

Nov. 2 2022, Published 10:02 a.m. ET

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A man in Alabama accused of 17 counts of dogfighting and 68 counts of animal cruelty turned himself in to authorities.

On Oct. 28, Lamarcus Ricks, 38, surrendered to deputies with the Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Office after they obtained a warrant for his arrest, WAFF reported.

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Ricks was released on a $119,000 bond.

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Ricks was allegedly involved in a dogfighting operation that involved around 90 animals, the sheriff's office claimed. There was no word on what officials did with the dogs or their current condition.

According to court records obtained by WAFF, Ricks previously spent time behind bars for conspiracy to commit robbery.

The documents show he pleaded guilty to the robbery charge and received a 15-year sentence in order to avoid a murder charge in connection with the 2002 death ofLaPatrick Anderson.

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