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Eight arrested in dog-fighting ring near Leslie

By BETH ALSTON

LESLIE — A weekend raid of a dog-fighting ring near Leslie resulted in the arrests of eight people, and the seizure of approximately $18,000 in cash and eight vehicles, as well as the rescue of three dogs. Those arrested are from Americus, Jackson, Douglas, Hoboken, Fitzgerald, in Georgia, and Jacksonville, Fla. They are being housed in the Sumter County Jail.

More arrests are expected, according to the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office, which investigated the dog fighting ring, along with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Lee County Sheriff’s Office.

Read more details in the Wednesday edition of the Americus Times-Recorder and www.americustimesrecorder.com