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Seven men fined $50 each for being spectators at Hawkins County cockfight

Jeff Bobo • Mar 26, 2013 at 10:46 AM

ROGERSVILLE — Six of the seven men cited in January after being caught at a Hawkins County cockfight pleaded guilty Monday to being spectators while a seventh man was found guilty following a short trial.

All seven were fined $50, which is the maximum fine for the Class C misdemeanor charge.

Tennessee code annotated has two potential charges related to cockfighting including the Class A misdemeanor, which is for participating, and the Class C misdemeanor, which is for being a spectator.

Assistant Attorney General Alex Pearson said there was no evidence presented that any of the seven men were actually participating as rooster owners or handlers.

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