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Two arrested in Kingsport dogfighting probe also face child abuse charges

November 8th, 2011 12:28 pm by Rain Smith

Two arrested in Kingsport dogfighting probe also face child abuse charges

BLOUNTVILLE — An alleged dogfighting ring which prompted the arrest of three Kingsport men first came to the Humane Society's attention in 2007, according to the Sullivan County District Attorney's Office, while two of the suspects also face child abuse charges in a separate investigation.

Grand jury presentments from Nov.1 indicted the men on numerous animal fighting charges. Court records list one known incident as occurring on or about Oct. 20 of this year, and another between April 1 and April 11 of 2010.

At this time Sullivan County police and Sullivan County Assistant District Attorney Julie Canter have declined to identify the locations of alleged fights, or specify where an Oct. 21 search warrant was served.

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