According to the U .S. Department of Justice, the individuals accused of participating in organized dog fighting are:
Jermaine Terrell Hadley, 31, Quincy
Devar San Jacus Donaldson, 27, Quincy
Sariem Shanquell McMillan, 23, Quincy
Randell Lavel Colston, 47, Quincy
Bob Streets, 35, Quincy
Zanntayfey Yohoun Bennett, 35, Quincy
Dennis Lamar Howard, 45, Chattahoochee
Leonard Safford, 37, Gretna
Approximately 100 dogs were seized during the dog-fighting raid, they are in the possession of the United States Marshals Service.
Miles Davis, an acting special agent in charge at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, commented about the ties between organized dog fighting and other criminal activity:
"These ventures as proven by this investigation entail other criminal activity involving drugs, firearms and gambling," he said. "This investigation in particular proves how intertwined illegal dog fighting ventures are with these other serious crimes."
An undercover video released this week shows the ugly, violent nature of dog fights - the video was obtained in a wooded area near Tallahassee. Eric Mountin, an assistant U.S. Attorney in the Northern District of Florida."It's not unusual for these things to go on for hours," Mountin added. "If you don’t see [it], you can’t fully appreciate the cruelty."
Watch the video here.
Everyone involved in this violent blood sport must be punished to the full extent of the law - please join us in asking for justice!